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Main Entry: 1sec·ond
Pronunciation: primarystresssek-schwand also -schwant
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English second "next to the first in position, order, or time," from early French secund (same meaning), from Latin secundus "second, following, favorable," from sequi "to follow" --related to SEQUEL
1 -- see NUMBER table
2 a : next to the first in time, order, importance, or rank <second violin> <second place> b : 1OTHER 2 <elects a mayor every second year> c : resembling or suggesting an original : ANOTHER <a second Shakespeare>
- second adverb
- sec·ond·ly adverb

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