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 (s) [sek´und]
the base SI unit of time, equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a minute, and defined in terms of the periodicity of specific radiation of cesium 133.


verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.


the SI unit of time. Symbol s. Abbreviated sec.

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Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

Q. What is the second phase of alcohol rehab? I guess the first one is well known... admitting you are addicted, but then what?

A. anybody??? advises about the second phase of rehab??

Q. what to expect from second month of pregnancy? My wife is pregnant for the first time and I'm knowledgeless...what should I expect from her second month? pain? moods? anything else I should know??

A. Thanks zoe2008, you've helped a lot! The craving thing is indeed happening, I've never bought so many sweet potato in my life!!!

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Like so many before him, Second Lieutenant Genti Sulaj is doing his part to shore up the foundation upon which 21st Century America is built.
When I went to Germany in 1958 as a second lieutenant, they drove me up to the Fulda Gap and they said, "Lieutenant, you ever hear about the strategy of containment?
One can imagine a 20-year-old second lieutenant honking that massive fighter around the sky against a Zero or Focke-Wulfe 190, or sending it into a dive against a German flak tower.
Sanford received a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant this past May.
On August 8th -- her 18th birthday -- Joyce received her commission as an Air Force second lieutenant during a ceremony at the University of Arizona.
He graduated from college and entered the Army as a second lieutenant.
On May 16, Air Force second lieutenant Christopher Pristera sent a letter to his commander, a lieutenant colonel, that began, "I am a gay man who wants to continue to serve his country honorably and openly.
He was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordinance Corps in Jabalpur in central India.
Ameen holds degrees from the University of Miami in Florida and was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corp.
It's not something you think about," says Stephen Arynczuk, a second lieutenant in the Danish air force.
Harkins served for eight years as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves.
Rank: Second Lieutenant Regiment: Welsh Regiment Age: 26 Date of death: 20-9-1917 Buried at: Tyne Cot Memorial Arthur Sydney Evans Son of Arthur and Eva Evans, of 55 Lower Cathedral Road, Riverside; husband of Emma Grace Evans, of 48 Theobald Road, Canton.