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[ˈsɛk(ə)nd], (Numeral)

Definitions:
- constituting number two in a sequence; coming after the first in time or order; 2nd
(e.g: he married for a second time)

- subordinate or inferior in position, rank, or importance
(e.g: it was second only to Copenhagen among Baltic ports)

- an attendant assisting a combatant in a duel or boxing match.


Phrases:
- in the second place
- second to none

Origin:
Middle English: via Old French from Latin secundus ‘following, second’, from the base of sequi ‘follow’. The verb dates from the late 16th century


[ˈsɛk(ə)nd], (Verb)

Definitions:
- formally support or endorse (a nomination or resolution or its proposer) as a necessary preliminary to adoption or further discussion
(e.g: Bridgeman seconded Maxwell's motion calling for the reform)


Phrases:
- in the second place
- second to none

Origin:


[ˈsɛk(ə)nd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a sixtieth of a minute of time, which as the SI unit of time is defined in terms of the natural periodicity of the radiation of a caesium-133 atom.

- a sixtieth of a minute of angular distance.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: from medieval Latin secunda (minuta) ‘second (minute)’, feminine (used as a noun) of secundus, referring to the ‘second’ operation of dividing an hour by sixty


[sɪˈkɒnd], (Verb)

Definitions:
- transfer (a military officer or other official or worker) temporarily to other employment or another position
(e.g: I was seconded to a public relations unit)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 19th century: from French en second ‘in the second rank (of officers)’




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