- credit hoursN-COUNTA credit hour is a credit that a school or college awards to students who have completed a course of study. [AM]
By last fall, he needed only two credit hours to graduate.
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credit hour — n. Educ. HOUR (sense 7) … English World dictionary
credit hour — hour (def. 12). [1925 30] * * * … Universalium
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
credit hour — cred′it hour n. edu one unit of academic credit, usu. representing attendance at one scheduled period of instruction per week throughout a semester, quarter, or term • Etymology: 1925–30 … From formal English to slang
credit hour — noun Date: circa 1927 the unit of measuring educational credit usually based on the number of classroom hours per week throughout a term … New Collegiate 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
credit — creditless, adj. /kred it/, n. 1. commendation or honor given for some action, quality, etc.: Give credit where it is due. 2. a source of pride or honor: You are a credit to your school. 3. the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or… … Universalium
credit — /ˈkrɛdət / (say kreduht) noun 1. commendation or honour or acknowledgement given for some action, quality, etc. 2. a person or thing being acknowledged as a source of commendation or honour: a credit to the team. 3. influence or authority… … Australian English dictionary
credit — I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian credito, from Latin creditum something entrusted to another, loan, from neuter of creditus, past participle of credere to believe, entrust more at creed Date: 1537 1. reliance on the truth or… … New Collegiate Dictionary
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