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  • n  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • n  an indefinitely short time
  • n  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
  • n  a particular point in time
  • n  following the first in an ordering or series
    he came in a close second
  • n  a 60th part of a minute of arc
    the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here
  • n  the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  • n  a speech seconding a motion
    do I hear a second?
  • 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
  • n  merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  • v  give support or one's approval to
    I'll second that motion
  • v  transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
    The officer was seconded for duty overseas
  • s  coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  • a  a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
    second flute
    the second violins
  • r  in the second place
    second, we must consider the economy

  • A second outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease emerged in Britain on Monday night, thwarting early hopes that the highly contagious animal disease could be contained.
  • Zap this! TV advertisers try the one-second sell.
  • In the second quarter of 2009 alone, sales were down an eye-popping 30% across the company's three name outlets: the flagship Abercrombie brand, which has 567 stores; Hollister, a .
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  • Martha Coakley in BusinessWeek
    It is unconstitutional "for the federal government to decide who is married and to create a system of first- and second-class marriages," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement.
  • Bert van Marwijk in The Associated Press
    We had a good first half hour. And we started well in the second half,coach Bert Van Marwijk said. "We should have scored 2-0, 3-0, maybe 4-0 there."
  • Rahm Emanuel in Sydney Morning Herald
    And I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR [public relations] consulting,Emanuel told ABC's This Week. "This has just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes."

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