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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for s. e. c

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
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Word Origin and History for s. e. c

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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s. e. c in Science
sec  
Abbreviation of secant
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Related Abbreviations for s. e. c

sec

  1. secant
  2. second
  3. secretary

SEC

  1. Securities and Exchange Commission
  2. security deposit
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