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Sec appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Palaces add a sec a lap.
  • Stacy, dalliances animals slam in a sec nail lady cats.
  • "Nora, be nosy a sec if fussy obese boys suffice," says one baron.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sec:


Sec is sometimes a misspelling of cease or sank.

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Definition of the noun sec

What does sec mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: secs

  1. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of sec: s / second
    • more generic terms: time unit / unit of time = a unit for measuring time periods
    • more specific term: leap second = a second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation
    • part of: min / minute = a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    • part: millisecond / msec = one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
  2. ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of sec: secant
    • more generic terms: circular function / trigonometric function = function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
  3. an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors

Definition of the adjective sec

What does sec mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. (of champagne) moderately dry

Other definitions of sec

What does sec also mean?


  1. Securities and Exchange Commission
  2. Southeastern Conference, a college athletic conference


SEC a.k.a. The Southeastern Conference is a collegiate athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the southeastern part of the United States. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in athletic competitions; for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-A. Regarded as one of the most accomplished sports conferences in terms of wins, the SEC is also highly successful financially. The conference consistently leads most others in revenue distribution to its members, including an SEC record $292.8 million for the 2013–14 fiscal year.


  1. Sec a.k.a. Seč is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic with approximately 1,700 inhabitants.
  2. Sec a.k.a. Seč is a village and municipality in Plzeň-South District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic.
  3. Sec a.k.a. Seč is a village and municipality in the Ústí nad Orlicí District, Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic.

There are other places with in their name, like Chêne-Sec, Merry-Sec, Berzy-le-Sec, Buire-le-Sec, Noisy-le-Sec, précy-le-sec, Quiry-le-Sec, Boissy-le-Sec, Herlin-le-Sec, Norroy-le-Sec, Origny-le-Sec, Sailly-le-Sec, Senlis-le-Sec, Villey-le-Sec, Avesnes-le-Sec, Colombé-Le-Sec, Longpré-le-Sec, Villars-le-Sec, Fontaine-le-Sec and erquinghem-le-sec.


  1. SEC a.k.a. The Securities and Exchange Commission is the agency of the Government of the Philippines responsible for regulating the securities industry in the Philippines. The SEC is an agency within the Office of the President of the Philippines.
  2. Sec a.k.a. The Sechelt language, Sháshíshálh or Shashishalhem, is a Coast Salish language spoken by the Shishalh people of southwestern British Columbia, Canada, centered on their reserve communities in the Sechelt Peninsula area of the Sunshine Coast.
  3. Sec a.k.a. hemF is a gene.
  4. Sec is a file format.

Phrases with Sec

  1. SEC.
  2. Just a Sec
  3. triple sec

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sec

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Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1804)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

Spanish Fly ; sec Fly, the Spanish see Sorrel, the Spanish Lilac; see Lilac, the Common. Spear-thistle ; see Thistle. Spelt; see Wheat.

Google previewEncyclopedia of California (1999)

by Nancy Capace, Somerset Publishers, Incorporated

ARTICLE XIII * TAXATION Section 1. [Repealed November 5, 1974. See Section 1, below.] [Uniformity Clause] Sec. 1. Unless otherwise provided by this Constitution or the laws of the United ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by Jack Cazes

Peter Kilz Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Mainz, Germany INTRODUCTION Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) is the established method to determine macromolecular properties in solution. It is the only technique that allows efficient ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th Edition (2009)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients Found in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

POLYGLYCERYL-4 COCOATE ° Sec Coconut Acid and Polyglycerol. POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECALINOLEATE 0 Sec Glycerin and Linoleic Acid. POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAOLEATE ' See Oleic Acid and Polyglycerol. POLYGLYCERYL-2 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nebraska (1999)

by Nancy Capace

ARTICLE XIV--MILITIA Sec. 1. The Legislature may provide for the personnel, organization, and discipline of the militia of the state. (Amended, 1972.) ARTICLE XV-- MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Sec. 1. Executive and judicial officers and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arkansas (1998)

by Nancy Capace

Sec. 27. Slavery--Standing armies--Military subordinate to civil power.--There shall be no slavery in this State, nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime. No standing army shall be kept in time of peace; the military shall at all ...

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Small photo of Italy, Basilicata region, 10/10/2017, Melfi castle, archaeological museum. Funeral equipments of VII-III sec. B.C. Bronze armors.Small photo of Sec. of State, William Jennings Bryan with evangelist Billy Sunday, 1914. Sunday and Bryan were both religious fundamentalists, agreeing on the need of Prohibition and the literal truth of the ChristiSmall photo of hourglass, blue sand in glass counter sec. isolated omn white background. This has clipping path.Small photo of hourglass, blue sand in glass counter sec.Small photo of TORONTO-FEBRUARY 15: at the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow, the all new Porsche 911 GT2 RS with 700 hp twin turbo engine and sprint to 100 km/h in 2.8 secSmall photo of THE WOODEN CHURCH OF WOOD historical monument, sec. XVIISmall photo of Washington DC, USA - January 13, 2018: US United States Securities and Exchange Commission SEC entrance architecture modern building sign, logo, american flag, looking up sky, glass windows reflection More...

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Quotes about Sec

Our coaches want to be a part of South Carolina football when they win it for the first time. When they win the division, when they win the SEC, win a major bowl game, etc. The opportunities to do it all for the first time here make it extra special. (Steve Spurrier)
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Scrabble value of S1E1C3

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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