semester hour


noun Education.

a unit of academic credit fulfilled by completing one hour of class instruction each week for one semester.

Nearby words

  1. sememe,
  2. semen,
  3. semenuria,
  4. semeru,
  5. semester,
  6. semestrial,
  7. semey,
  8. semi,
  9. semi-,
  10. semi-abstract

Origin of semester hour

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50

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