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sec1

[sek] /sɛk/
adjective
1.
(of wines) dry; not sweet.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French; see sack3

sec2

[sek] /sɛk/
noun, Informal.
1.
second2 (def 2).
Origin
1955-60; by shortening

SEC

U.S. Government
1.
Securities and Exchange Commission: a board, consisting of five members, charged with regulating the public offer and sale of securities.
Also, S.E.C.

sec

1.
2.
3.

sec−1

1.
Symbol, Trigonometry. arc secant.

sec.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
according to.
Origin
< Latin secundum
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British Dictionary definitions for sec

sec1

/sɛk/
adjective
1.
(of wines) dry
2.
(of champagne) of medium sweetness
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin siccus

sec2

/sɛk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for second2 wait a sec

sec3

/sɛk/
abbreviation
1.
secant

SEC

abbreviation
1.
Securities and Exchange Commission

sec.

abbreviation
1.
second (of time)
2.
secondary
3.
secretary
4.
section
5.
sector
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Word Origin and History for sec
n.

1956, conversational shortening of second (n.).

adj.

of wine, "dry," French sec (10c.), from Latin siccus "dry" (also source of Italian secco); see siccative.

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sec in Science
sec  
Abbreviation of secant
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for sec

sec

noun

A second of time: Come here a sec, Billy (1860+)


sec

noun

A secretary: His femme secs open the mail (1934+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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sec in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for sec

sec

  1. secant
  2. second
  3. secretary

SEC

  1. Securities and Exchange Commission
  2. security deposit

sec.

  1. second
  2. secretary
  3. section
  4. sector
  5. Latin secundum (according to)
  6. security
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