Definitions

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  • noun the process or state of being seconded, the temporary transfer of a person from their normal duty to another assignment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a speech seconding a motion
  • noun the detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere

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Examples

  • My Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been an active contributor to planning activities for this conference, including a short-term secondment of an officer from our Latin America section and some financial assistance.

    Latin America: Change and Opportunities for Australia

  • On 6 August 1945, Yamaguchi, a young engineer with the shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, was in Hiroshima at the end of a short-term secondment with two colleagues.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • On 6 August 1945, Yamaguchi, a young engineer with the shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, was in Hiroshima at the end of a short-term secondment with two colleagues.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • StaffShare allows organisations to register individuals, who could be under-utilised or at risk of redundancy, on a website offering their services on short - or medium-term secondment basis.

    PersonnelToday.com - All HR news stories

  • Several Air China staff are being trained by Cathay, and a long-term secondment programme for its top management is being studied.

    HEADLINES

  • I'm off (on long-term secondment actually) to work for as their Economic Development Manager.

    British Blogs

  • The secondment, which is for an unlimited period is with effect from 01 February 2000.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Position yourself for a "secondment" into a different department, or even a permanent transfer, just for change of scenery.

    Edmonton Sun

  • Then, as it so often does, good fortune came my way in the colonial shape of a colleague of The Darling G, returning to the US after a secondment here.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Then, as it so often does, good fortune came my way in the colonial shape of a colleague of The Darling G, returning to the US after a secondment here.

    The Silver Beast

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