credit hour

credit hour
a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester
Syn: ↑semester hour
Hypernyms: ↑credit, ↑course credit

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: the unit of measuring educational credit usually consisting of one weekly period lasting approximately one hour of classroom work or a given number of periods of laboratory work throughout one semester or term

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hour (def. 12).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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