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second

noun [C] (TIME) 时间     /ˈsek.ənd/
( abbreviation sec, s) a short unit of time which is equal to a sixtieth of a minute There are sixty seconds in a minute. 1分钟有60秒。 These computers process millions of instructions per second. 这些电脑每秒钟处理几百万个指令。 The new system can trace a phone call in a fraction of a second. 新系统可以极快地查出来电号码。 Specific periods of time
a very short period of time 片刻;瞬间 "Come on, hurry up!" "I'll just/only be a second - I've got to lock the back door." “快,跟上!”“等一小会儿,我得把后门锁上。” Have you got a second, Paul? I'd like to have a word with you. 你能抽出点儿时间吗,保罗?我想和你说句话。 It won't take a second (= It will be very quick). 花不了多少时间。 Wait a couple of/a few seconds before trying again. 等一会儿再试。 Short in timeTemporary
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