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second

verb [T] uk   /sɪˈkɒnd/ us    /-ˈkɑːnd/ UK
to send an employee to work somewhere else temporarily, either to increase the number of workers or to replace other workers, or to exchange experience or skills: During the dispute, many police officers were seconded from traffic duty to the prison service.
secondment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ UK us  
His involvement with the project began when he was on (a) secondment from NASA to the European Space Agency.
(Definition of second verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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