Math Definitions - Letter H

Hour Hand

Definition of Hour Hand

Definition of Hour Hand

The hour hand is the shortest hand on the clock.

It moves more slowly around the clock than the minute hand, and tells us which hour it is.

In the clock in the picture, the hour hand is just past the \(2\), so we know that the time is some number of minutes past \(2\) o'clock.

The hour hand takes \(12\) hours (half a day) to go around the clock once.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter H

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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