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quarter hour

noun

Simple Definition of quarter hour

  • : 15 minutes : a period of time that lasts for 15 minutes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quarter hour

  1. 1 :  fifteen minutes

  2. 2 :  any of the quarter points of an hour

  3. 3 :  a unit of academic credit representing an hour of class (as lecture class) or three hours of laboratory work each week for an academic quarter

Examples of quarter hour in a sentence

  1. Trains depart every quarter hour.

  2. I waited a quarter hour in line.



1766

First Known Use of quarter hour

1766


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