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second

  • 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
  • the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
  • a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
  • following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"
  • a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
  • the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  • a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
  • the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "he had to shift down into second to make the hill"
  • merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  • in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"
  • coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  • a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"
  • give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
  • transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"

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