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second

 (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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

second

verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.
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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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| Studio portrait of Flintshire-born Second Lieutenant Frederick Birks who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously after his death in September 1918 aged 23 years
Second Lieutenant Sulaj is also being groomed to lead America's most precious resource into battle.
The 23-year-old prince, who has a private fortune of pounds 8million, now out earns older brother William, 25, whose Army rank is still second lieutenant.
Second Lieutenant Folarin Kuku made history earlier this year when he joined the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, becoming the first black officer in the Regiment's 350 years of dedicated service.--Ministry of Defence
Second Lieutenant Dyer, from Yeovil, Somerset, was at Sandhurst Military Academy with Prince William, who had described her as a "close friend" and expressed his deep sadness at her death.
was a Second Lieutenant and served in Company H, 80th Infantry Division during World War II: his regiment landed at Normandy in 1944 and fought they way on foot across France and into Germany.
By the summer of 1942 he had graduated from flight school at Ellington Field, Texas, and received a second lieutenant commission in the Army Air Corps.
I was a new second lieutenant assigned to the 3169th Signal Service Battalion, which was made up of many Signal Corps teams trained to do specific jobs.
Cadet Pollard, acknowledged for outstanding achievement during this 10 May awards ceremony, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management and will be commissioned as an Air Force Second Lieutenant. Capt Dan Hatchel [not pictured] of the KU AFROTC Detachment, is a Greater KC A-35 member and has been instrumental in bringing NDTA to the KU Campus.
Second Lieutenant Michael Crofton, fresh out of West Point, rides with the 7th Cavalry to the Little Big Horn.
In August, the Chief of Staff of the Army announced enhancements to Officer Evaluation Report System that affects evaluation reports for officers in the grade of captain, first lieutenant, second lieutenant, chief warrant 2 and warrant officer 1.
I started my military career as a young second lieutenant in infantry in Germany along the Fulda Gap, and twenty-eight years later I went back to the Fulda Gap as a corps commander, and so I commanded forty troops at the Fulda Gap and I commanded 80,000 troops at the Fulda Gap.

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