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secs.

1.
2.
sections.

sec2

[sek] /sɛk/
noun, Informal.
1.
second2 (def 2).
Origin of sec2
1955-1960
1955-60; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for secs
Historical Examples
  • A desperately close race was sailed on the second turn round the course, and 'Satanita,' which was only 27 secs.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • The modifiers and independent elements will be discussed in detail in secs.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • To be sure, Sheldon fell on the eighth obstacle, but Syme breasted the tape nevertheless in 28-4/5 secs.

  • This experiment required that the subject look at an object for 10 secs.

  • But the day after Pembroke got their slides they improved some 15 secs.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • The changes in industrial organization are treated with historic insight by Hadley, Economics, secs.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
British Dictionary definitions for secs

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 secs

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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secs in Science
sec  
Abbreviation of secant
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Related Abbreviations for secs

sec

1.
secant
2.
second
3.
secretary

SEC

1.
Securities and Exchange Commission
2.
security deposit
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