an/per hour

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of an/per hour

used in measurements that describe the speed of something
  • The speed limit is 65 miles per hour.
  • a ball thrown at 88 miles an hour

Word by Word Definitions

per play
  1. : by the means or agency of : through

  2. : with respect to every member of a specified group : for each

  3. : according to

  1. : for each : apiece

  1. : throughout : thoroughly

  2. : containing the largest possible or a relatively large proportion of a (specified) chemical element

  3. : containing an element in its highest or a high oxidation state

hour play
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods


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