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Definition of the noun half-hour

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  1. 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


  1. A period of time equal to thirty minutes.
  2. The time of thirty minutes past any particular hour.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Television (2014)

by Horace Newcomb, Lambdin Kay Distinguished Professor for the Peabody Awards Horace Newcomb

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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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