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  • n. 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.

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


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  • 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

  • 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. - 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.


  • 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.

    The Silver Beast

  • Three days ago the Guardian's Moscow correspondent returned to Russia to resume his duties there after a period of secondment in London, where he had been working on the team assessing and organising WikiLeaks material.

    Press freedom: Retreat from Moscow | Editorial

  • Williams, a cycling fanatic and accomplished mathematician, was on secondment from GCHQ in Cheltenham to MI6 at their headquarters in Vauxhall, on the banks of the Thames.

    MI6 spy Gareth Williams had no trace of drugs or poison in body


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