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Dictionary definition for: Second

1. (r) in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"

2. (s) coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude

3. (v) give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion" "I can''t back this plan" "endorse a new project"

4. (n) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d''Unites

5. (s) coming next after first; "a second chance" "the second vice president"

6. (n) an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"

7. (v) transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"

8. (a) a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute" "the second violins"

9. (n) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base

10. (n) a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"

11. (s) having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear"

12. (n) following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"

13. (n) a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"

14. (n) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

15. (n) a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"

16. (n) 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"

17. (n) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name

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