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English definition of “second”

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.Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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.Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
(Definition of second verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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