Definition of Sec

1. Noun. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Exact synonyms: S, Second
Generic synonyms: Time Unit, Unit Of Time
Group relationships: Min, Minute
Specialized synonyms: Leap Second
Terms within: Millisecond, Msec



2. Adjective. (of champagne) moderately dry.
Exact synonyms: Unsweet
Similar to: Dry

3. Noun. Ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle.
Exact synonyms: Secant
Generic synonyms: Circular Function, Trigonometric Function

4. Noun. An independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors.

Definition of Sec

1. Initialism. Securities and Exchange Commission ¹

2. Initialism. Southeastern Conference, a college athletic conference ¹

3. Noun. (colloquial) Second, (frac 60) of a minute. ¹

4. Noun. (colloquial) Second, an short indeterminate period of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sec

1. secant [n -S] - See also: secant

Medical Definition of Sec

1. 1. Abbreviation for selenocycsteine. Insertion into selenoenzymes is accomplished by the specific tRNA(Sec). 2. E. Coli complex for translocation of proteins across the inner membrane, mutants SecA, SecY. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sec

Seattle
Seattle Slew
Sebago Lake
Sebastian
Sebastian Cabot
Sebastian Vizcaino
Sebastiana
Sebastodes
Sebastodes caurinus
Sebastodes marinus
Sebastodes miniatus
Sebastodes ruberrimus
Sebastopol
Sebileau
Sec
Sec.
SecDef
Secale cereale
Secchi disk
Secchi disks
Seceder
Seceders
Secernentasida
Secernentia
Sechuana
Seckel dwarfism
Seckel syndrome
Seconal
Second Advent

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