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secondmentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /səˈkɒndmənt/ HR, WORKPLACE
a ​period of ​time when an ​employee is ​sent to ​work somewhere else temporarily, either to ​increase the ​number of ​workers there, to ​replace a ​worker, or to ​exchangeexperiences and ​skills: secondment to/from sth My last ​post in the ​probationservice was a secondment to Bristol Prison.on secondment Next month Douglas, who has been on secondment from BT, goes back to his old ​job.sb's secondment as sth This was during her secondment as an ​economicadviser to the Treasury.
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