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'''[[Hour]]''' is a unit of measurement of time of the duration of '''60 [[minutes]]''', or '''3600 [[seconds]]'''. It is 1/24 of a median Earth day. '''[[Hour]]''' is a unit of measurement of time of the duration of '''60 [[minutes]]''', or '''3600 [[seconds]]'''. It is 1/24 of a median Earth day.
An hour in the '''[[Universal Coordinated Time]]''' ('''[[UTC]]''') time standard can include a negative or positive '''[[leap second]]''', and may therefore have a duration of '''3599 or 3601 [[seconds]]''' for adjustment purposes. An hour in the '''[[Universal Coordinated Time]]''' ('''[[UTC]]''') time standard can include a negative or positive '''[[leap second]]''', and may therefore have a duration of '''3599 or 3601 [[seconds]]''' for adjustment purposes.
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Hour is a unit of measurement of time of the duration of 60 minutes, or 3600 seconds. It is 1/24 of a median Earth day. An hour in the Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) time standard can include a negative or positive leap second, and may therefore have a duration of 3599 or 3601 seconds for adjustment purposes.




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