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Course credit

A course credit (often credit hour, or just credit or "unit") is a unit that gives weight to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course taken at a school or other educational institution.

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course credit

n. A unit for measure the amount of academic studies; exact definition varies by learning institution. Typically, there is a minimum number of course credits required as precondition for graduation.

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course credit

n. recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours [syn: credit]

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Nobody ever does have enough cash, and of course credit cards aren't worth much on the black market.