# You asked: Why does my clock have 3 hands?

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## What does the third hand on a clock mean?

Analog watches tell you the time by displaying numbers representing hours arranged clock-wise from 12 at the top and then going around to the right from one to 11. … There are three hands, one of them indicates the hour, another shows you the minute, and finally, a third one, shows you the seconds.

## Does a clock have 3 hands?

A clock has three hands! The hour hand, minute hand and second hand.

## How many times does an hour hand in 12 hour clock rotate a day?

hour hand will rotate 2 full times in a day. minute hand will rotate 24 full times in a day. second hand will rotate 1440 full times in a day.

## Which hand is on a clock?

The short hand shows the hours and is called the hour hand. The long hand shows the minutes and is called the minute hand. The face of the clock is called the dial.

## Which hand is the second hand on a clock?

hour hand. the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand.

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## Why are clock hands called Hands?

Clocks originally had only an hour hand, and maybe the original hour hand did look more like a hand, like the one in the picture. So that’s probably where hand came from; when minute and second hands were added, they took on the same name, though thinner shapes.

## How many hands does a person have?

The human hand usually has five digits: four fingers plus one thumb; these are often referred to collectively as five fingers, however, whereby the thumb is included as one of the fingers.

Hand
MeSH D006225
TA98 A01.1.00.025
TA2 148
FMA 9712