Sinonimi: 2nd | 2d
ETYM French, from Latin secundus second, properly, following, from sequi to follow. Related to Sue to follow, and cf. Secund.
1. Coming next after first.
2. Coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude; SYN. 2nd, 2d.
3. (Music) A part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first.
4. Having the second highest gear ratio.
In the second place; SYN. secondly.
Basic si unit (symbol sec or s) of time, one-sixtieth of a minute. It is defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 cycles of regulation (periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state) of the cesium-133 isotope. In mathematics, the second is a unit (symbol ˛) of angular measurement, equaling one-sixtieth of a minute, which in turn is one-sixtieth of a degree.
1. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systčme International d'Unités; SYN. sec.
2. A 60th part of a minute of arc; SYN. arcsecond.
3. Following the first in an ordering or series:
4. The official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match.
5. An endorsement of a motion, in parliamentary procedure; SYN. endorsement, approval.
In music, an interval of two diatonic notes. A second is an “imperfect interval” (having “major” and “minor” variants). A major second consists of two semitones (for example, C–D). A minor second consists of one semitone (C–D flat).
To give support or one's blessing to; SYN. back, endorse, indorse.