**Full name:** hour

**Plural form:** hours

**Symbol:** hr

**Alternate spelling:** hrs

**Category type:** time

**Scale factor:** 3600

The SI base unit for time is the second.

1 second is equal to 0.00027777777777778 hours.

Valid units must be of the **time** type.

You can use this form to select from known units:

The hour was originally defined in Egypt as 1/24 of a day, based on their duo-decimal numbering system (which counted finger joints on each hand).

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