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SEC

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Pronunciation: /ɛsiːˈsiː
 
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abbreviation

  • Securities and Exchange Commission, a US governmental agency which monitors trading in securities and company takeovers.

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There are 4 definitions of SEC in English:

sec1

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Pronunciation: /sɛk
 
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abbreviation

  • Secant.

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sec2

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noun

(a sec) • informal
  • A second; a very short space of time: stay put, I’ll be back in a sec
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    • It takes a few secs to adjust to the unfamiliar Indian customs and British accents, but once you do, you're hooked.
    • I stared at my feet for a few secs until someone came up behind me.
    • Just look at him, hold it for a couple secs, and then you're free to bolt.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation.

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sec3

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adjective

  • (Of wine) dry.
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    • As it was, Holder gave us Jardin aux Lilas, not in an Edwardian garden, but perhaps in a penthouse drenched with the champagne sec of Cole Porter.

Origin

French, from Latin siccus.

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