semester hour
noun Date: 1922 a unit of academic credit representing an hour of class (as lecture class) or three hours of laboratory work each week for an academic semester

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • semester hour — noun a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑credit hour • Hypernyms: ↑credit, ↑course credit * * * noun : a unit of academic credit or load representing an hour a week for an academic semester… …   Useful english dictionary

  • semester hour — Educ. a unit of academic credit fulfilled by completing one hour of class instruction each week for one semester. [1945 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • semester hour — (sem hr)    a unit of academic credit, supposedly equal to one semester s study for a period of one hour per week. However, academic hours slightly shorter than regular hours (often 50 or 55 minutes per class) are typically used in these… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • hour — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French ure, eure, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin hora canonical hour, from Latin, hour of the day, from Greek hōra more at year Date: 13th century 1. a time or office for daily liturgical devotion;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semester — noun (esp. in the US) ADJECTIVE ▪ first, second ▪ the end of the first semester course ▪ fall, spring, summer ▪ His fall semes …   Collocations dictionary

  • hour — hourless, adj. /oweur, ow euhr/, n. 1. a period of time equal to one twenty fourth of a mean solar or civil day and equivalent to 60 minutes: He slept for an hour. 2. any specific one of these 24 periods, usually reckoned in two series of 12, one …   Universalium

  • hour — Synonyms and related words: abundant year, academic year, annum, bell, bissextile year, calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, fateful moment, fiscal year, fortnight, instant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • semester — Synonyms and related words: abundant year, academic year, annum, bissextile year, calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, fiscal year, fortnight, hour, leap year, lunar month, lunar… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • credit hour — noun a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester • Syn: ↑semester hour • Hypernyms: ↑credit, ↑course credit * * * noun : the unit of measuring educational credit usually consisting of one weekly period lasting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarter hour — noun 1. a. : 15 minutes b. : any of the quarter points of an hour listened apprehensively as the clock chimed successive quarter hours 2. : an hour a week for an academic quarter devoted to class meetings compare semester hour * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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