The hour (common symbol: h or hr) is a unit of measurement of time. In modern usage, an hour comprises 60 minutes, or 3,600 seconds. It is approximately 1/24 of a mean solar day.
An hour in the Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) time standard can include a negative or positive leap second, and may therefore have a duration of 3,599 or 3,601 seconds for adjustment purposes.
Although it is not a standard defined by the International System of Units, the hour is a unit accepted for use with SI, represented by the symbol h.
Other articles related to "hour, hours":
... Speed Height Length Year Shambhala Expedición al Himalaya Bolliger Mabillard 83 miles per hour (134 km/h) 249 feet (76 m) 5,410 feet (1,650 m) 2012 Dragon Khan Bolliger Mabillard 65 ...
... Miles per hour is an imperial unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour ... a judge considered a speeding case by examining speeds in both kilometres per hour and miles per hour ... as a common unit of speed one knot is one nautical mile per hour ...
... Although the SI unit for speed is meters per second, in everyday usage kilometres per hour or, in the USA and the UK, miles per hour are more practical ... Occasionally the metre per hour is used for slow-moving objects like snails ... Worker compensation is commonly based on working time in terms of number of hours worked, referred to as an hourly wage ...
... At the top of every hour, a recording of Dick Covington (who died in 2004 all other station imaging is done by Sean Caldwell) is played announcing the following information "All news, all the time ... New Jersey, and Delaware." At 02, 12, 22, 32, 42 and 52 after the hour, traffic transit reports ("on the twos") are introduced with car horns sounding the first five notes of the KYW jingle ... At 30 past the hour, the recording is slightly different, with Covington announcing that "the newswatch never stops" (borrowed from sister station WINS ...
... A rush hour or peak hour is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is at its highest ...
Famous quotes containing the word hour:
“If its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stagnated, and always is at an alarming crisis, and never was otherwise; though as a body, they are ready to make oath upon the Evangelists, at any hour of the day or night, that it is the most thriving and prosperous of all countries on the habitable globe.”
—Charles Dickens (18121870)
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
And then thou must be damned perpetually!
Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven,
That time may cease and midnight never come!
Fair Natures eye, rise, rise again and make
Perpetual day; or let this hour be but
A year, a month, a week, a natural day,
That Faustus may repent and save his soul!”
—Christopher Marlowe (15641593)
“I had rather munch a crust of brown bread and an onion in a corner, without any more ado or ceremony, than feed upon turkey at another mans table, where one is fain to sit mincing and chewing his meat an hour together, drink little, be always wiping his fingers and his chops, and never dare to cough nor sneeze, though he has never so much a mind to it, nor do a many things which a body may do freely by ones self.”
—Miguel De Cervantes (15471616)