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Wiktionary

  1. secondsnoun

    A second serving of food for one person.

    There is plenty of pie left, if you have room for seconds.

  2. secondsnoun

    An item of clothing that has failed quality control and is sold at a discount

    It was marked as seconds, but I can't find anything wrong with it.

Wikipedia

  1. seconds

    The second (symbol: s) is the unit of time in the International System of Units (SI), historically defined as 1⁄86400 of a day – this factor derived from the division of the day first into 24 hours, then to 60 minutes and finally to 60 seconds each (24 × 60 × 60 = 86400). The current and formal definition in the International System of Units (SI) is more precise:The second [...] is defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the caesium frequency, ΔνCs, the unperturbed ground-state hyperfine transition frequency of the caesium 133 atom, to be 9192631770 when expressed in the unit Hz, which is equal to s−1. This current definition was adopted in 1967 when it became feasible to define the second based on fundamental properties of nature with caesium clocks. Because the speed of Earth's rotation varies and is slowing ever so slightly, a leap second is added at irregular intervals to civil time to keep clocks in sync with Earth's rotation.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seconds' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2550

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seconds' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2101

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seconds in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seconds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of seconds in a Sentence

  1. Justin Gatlin:

    I felt good. Getting to the line, I had top speed to finish strong, i'm consistent, under 10 seconds, I'm getting stronger. Now I have a month to train and (to) see a new me at the world championships (in London).

  2. Megan Vanderves:

    I would describe the experience as kind of extreme turbulence on an airplane but louder, and there was kind of a lot of smoke smell. The first thought I really had when I woke up was,' Oh my God we're derailing,' it was probably 10 or 15 seconds of rocking back and forth and tons of noise, and then we came to a stop. Really we didn't know what was going on for a couple minutes.

  3. Pete Gibson:

    This year's been tough, it's obviously been a little down compared to normal. But right when we get a little light at the end of the tunnel, it all goes away in two seconds.

  4. Brandon Williams:

    Hearing him accept accountability was nice. But I didn’t feel a thing, that guy’s a monster ... He knew what he was doing. He had nine minutes and 29 seconds to understand what he was doing and stop kneeling. He chose not to.

  5. Thor Eells:

    If there is a weapon of any sort, not just guns, in somebody's hands when we respond in a situation like an active shooter or an assault in progress... officers have additional pressures placed upon( them) to evaluate an awful lot of info in a short period of time and hopefully arrive at the correct answer to mitigate danger to everyone involved, now as a responding officer, I have to very quickly, and when I say quickly : seconds, milliseconds ; make a determination in my mind, is this a friend or foe type of thing.

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