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Dry. Used of wines, especially champagne.
[French, from Old French, from Latin siccus.]
A short space of time; a second: I'll help you in a sec.
[Short for second.]
1. (Brewing) (of wines) dry
2. (Brewing) (of champagne) of medium sweetness
[C19: from French, from Latin siccus]
informal short for second2: wait a sec.
(Stock Exchange) Securities and Exchange Commission
(of wine) dry; not sweet.
[1885–90; < French; see sack3]
Securities and Exchange Commission.
7. according to.
[< Latin secundum]
Abbreviation of secant
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|Noun||1.||sec - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites|
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
|2.||sec - ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle|
|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 dry |
dry - (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"