credit hour

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of credit hour

: the unit of measuring educational credit usually based on the number of classroom hours per week throughout a term

Recent Examples of credit hour from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'credit hour.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of credit hour

circa 1927

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about credit hour


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up credit hour? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

unwilling or reluctant

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!