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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation secant
  • noun A short space of time; a second.
  • adjective Dry. Used of wines, especially champagne.

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  • noun trigonometry a symbol of the trigonometric function secant.
  • noun colloquial Second, 1⁄60 of a minute.
  • noun colloquial Second, an short indeterminate period of time.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for second.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from Latin siccus.]

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Abbreviation of second.

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