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Business hours are the hours during the day in which business is commonly conducted. Typical business hours vary widely by country. By observing common informal standards for business hours, workers may communicate with each other more easily and find a convenient divide between work life and home life. Look up Business in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word standard has several meanings: Originally, standard referred to a conspicuous object used as a rallying point in battle. ...

In the United States, the hours between 9AM and 5PM are typically considered to be standard business hours, although this varies by region due to local tradition and the need to conduct business by telephone with people in other time zones. For instance, business in Chicago is often conducted between 8AM and 4PM, while in New York City, business hours tend to be later-- for instance, from 9:30AM to 6PM. Look up AM, A.M., Am, am, and a. ... Look up PM, Pm, pm, p. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders The 312 Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...

Other countries have different business hour patterns. Many workers in warmer climates observe siesta during the afternoon, effecting a pause in business hours, and resuming business in the evenings. A siesta (IPA: ) is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. ...

Business hours take place on weekdays. The days of the week on which business is conducted also varies from region to region in the world. Weekdays are the days of the week which are not part of the weekend, i. ...

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Busy hour - definition of Busy hour in Encyclopedia (138 words)
Busy hour: In a communications system, the sliding 60-minute period during which occurs the maximum total traffic load in a given 24-hour period.
The busy hour is determined by fitting a horizontal line segment equivalent to one hour under the traffic load curve about the peak load point.
In cases where more than one busy hour occurs in a 24-hour period, i.e., when saturation occurs, the busy hour or hours most applicable to the particular situation are used.
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