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Definition of the noun half-hour
What does half-hour mean as a name of something?
- a half of an hour
- examples: Another half hour, and our master will be back here. | We arrived at the station a half-hour before the train started. | It rained like mad for about a half-hour. | He runs off to the lab every half hour. | We're free right now, but we've got a meeting in a half-hour. | I finished cleaning my room a half hour ago. | I'll be a half hour late. | I've been waiting the last half hour. | The train is about a half-hour overdue. | It's a half hour till lunch.
- lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
- synonym of half-hour: 30 minutes
- more generic terms: time unit / unit of time = a unit for measuring time periods
- part of: 60 minutes / hour / hr = a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
Alternative definition of the noun half-hour
- A period of time equal to thirty minutes.
- The time of thirty minutes past any particular hour.
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Encyclopedia of Television (2014)
by Horace Newcomb, Lambdin Kay Distinguished Professor for the Peabody Awards Horace Newcomb
For example, the half-hour series Frank's Place (1987–88) and Sports Night dealt with serious issues; had rounded and complex central characters, textured lighting, and multiple interior settings; ...
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The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good. (Walter Cronkite)
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