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second

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsekənd/
TIME A2 one of the 60 parts a minute is divided intoSpecific periods of time
SHORT TIME informal B1 a very short period of time: I'll be back in just a second. It only took a few seconds.Short in timeTemporary
PRODUCT something that is sold cheaply because it is damaged or not in perfect condition: [usually plural] Some of those towels are seconds.Products and producersBuying and selling in general
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