credit hour

noun
hour ( def 12 ).

Origin:
1925–30

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Example sentences
Maybe a five credit hour prep course is too much for too many.
One semester credit hour equals fifteen clock hours.
Discusses the definition of the academic credit hour and its relationship to
  current social, political, and educational changes.
Worth one graduate credit hour if you bring students to the park on a field
  trip.
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