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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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In a 18-page verdict issued here on Wednesday, the bench declared that nomination papers of a candidate were liable to reject, if the proposer or the seconder was not from the same constituency in which the elections were being held.
Asked if the OCA was amongst the proposers and seconders earmarked for Srinivasan, Behera said: " We are the proposers.
Proposals should be handed in at the reception addressed to the general secretary and clearly state the names, membership numbers and signatures of proposers and seconders.
When it came to the ballot, though, one of his seconders, Reg Corns, didn't even turn up to vote.
Movers and seconders would make their speeches in favour of each man, and then the candidates themselves spoke.
c, with those of their proposers and seconders were read from the Chair ; his name was read a second time on Monday 8 February 1869 and he was elected (Minutes, V, 51, 52); at the meeting of 22 February he signed the Roll and was admitted, membership no.
The constitution does allow one executive member to nominate two candidates, but we'll need different seconders for each of them.