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SEC

abbr.
Securities and Exchange Commission

sec 1

 (sĕk)
adj.
Dry. Used of wines, especially champagne.

[French, from Old French, from Latin siccus.]

sec 2

 (sĕk)
n. Informal
A short space of time; a second: I'll help you in a sec.

[Short for second.]

sec 3

abbr.
secant

sec

(sɛk)
adj
1. (Brewing) (of wines) dry
2. (Brewing) (of champagne) of medium sweetness
[C19: from French, from Latin siccus]

sec

(sɛk)
n
informal short for second2: wait a sec.

sec

(sɛk)
abbreviation for
(Mathematics) secant

SEC

abbreviation for
(Stock Exchange) Securities and Exchange Commission

sec

(sɛk)

adj.
(of wine) dry; not sweet.
[1885–90; < French; see sack3]

SEC

or S.E.C.,

Securities and Exchange Commission.

sec

1. secant.
2. second.
3. secondary.
4. secretary.
5. section.
6. sector.
7. according to.
[< Latin secundum]

sec

Abbreviation of secant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sec - 1/60 of a minutesec - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
min, minute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
leap second - a second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation
millisecond, msec - one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
2.sec - ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
circular function, trigonometric function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
3.SEC - an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
Adj.1.sec - (of champagne) moderately drysec - (of champagne) moderately dry  
dry - (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
Translations

SEC

[ˌɛsiːˈsiː] n abbr (US) (=Securities and Exchange Commission) → COB f(= Commission des opérations de Bourse)

sec

[ˈsɛk] n (=second) → seconde f
Be with you in a sec → Je suis à toi dans une seconde.

sec

abbr of second(s) → Sek.; wait a sec (inf)Augenblick or Moment mal
abbr of secretary

sec

[sɛk] n (fam) → attimo, secondo
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