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An Hour is a unit of time.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An Imperial hour (a "standard hour") is a frequently used unit of time. It is used to overcome difficulties caused by having non-uniform local times on each world and system.

It is common to subdivide the hour into smaller convenient units: the quarter hour and the half hour. An Aslan equivalent to this unit is the Khtauaao.

Entertainment programs tailored to humans tend to have a duration of around an hour: viewers can become distracted or fatigued over longer periods of time.

Equivalent Metrics[edit]

Other cultures have different values for an hour, generally based on a division of the rotation period of their homeworld.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The hour was defined as a unit of time on Terra prior to the foundation of the Terran Confederation. Technologists found the hour useful as the concept of the Technology Level and standardized ideas about sophont society development began to take form.[1]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak