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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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And let us not forget that many of the Cabinet are Seconders (or Thirders, or even unto Fivers, in certain cases).
The notice of withdrawal of candidature may be delivered by a candidate or any one of his proposers or seconders, who have been authorised on his behalf in writing by the candidate by July 1.
Earlier, the petitioners' counsels assailed dismissal of appeals and rejection of nomination papers by returning officers on the ground that their proposers or seconders were not the voters of the relevant wards.
Besides Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, several union ministers as also leaders of UPA allies are expected to be the proposers and seconders of Mukherjee's candidature.
He had come to the office of the Election Commission in the vehicle of proposers and seconders, he said.
Speaker will scrutinize the papers in the presence of candidates or their proposers or seconders and he can reject any nomination paper to his satisfaction.
A presidential aspirant has to obtain 50 nominations, with each needing one proposer and five seconders.
The candidates whose nomination papers were rejected under the objection that their proposers or seconders belong to another constituency may get relief from the court as there is relaxation in the exiting law," they opined adding that however, the candidates having fake degree, dual nationality or their age could not meet the criteria would not get relief.
The cause behind the rejection of forms of 17 other candidates is told that their proposers and seconders belonged to another constituency.
LAHORE -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Central Punjab has expressed its reservations over the delay in the issuance of registration of vote extract pages to the candidates, their proposers and seconders as well as contents of nomination papers.