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  • merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  • 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
  • a speech seconding a motion
    • do I hear a second?
  • the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  • a 60th part of a minute of arc
    • the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here
  • following the first in an ordering or series
    • he came in a close second
  • a particular point in time
    • the moment he arrived the party began
  • the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
  • an indefinitely short time
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit
  • 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
    • second flute
    • the second violins
  • coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  • transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
    • The officer was seconded for duty overseas
  • give support or one's approval to
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project
  • in the second place
    • second, we must consider the economy
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