AskDefine | Define sec

Dictionary Definition

sec adj : (of champagne) moderately dry [syn: unsweet]

Noun

1 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: second, s]
2 ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle [syn: secant]
3 an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors [syn: Securities and Exchange Commission]

User Contributed Dictionary

Translingual

Symbol

sec

Catalan

Etymology

From siccus, dry.

Adjective

  1. dry
  2. skinny

Synonyms

References

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French

Etymology

From

Extensive Definition

SEC or Sec or Seč can refer to:

Companies

Sports

Mathematics

Science

Popular Culture

  • Dalek Sec, from the television series Doctor Who.
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acescent, breath, coup, crab, crabbed, crack, dry, flash, green, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, instant, jiff, jiffy, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment, pickled, pungent, second, shake, sour, sour as vinegar, soured, sourish, split second, stroke, tart, tartish, tick, trice, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twitch, two shakes, unripe, unsweet, unsweetened, vinegarish, vinegary, winkAEC, Appalachian Regional Commission, Atomic Energy Commission, CAB, CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Civil Aeronautics Board, District of Columbia, Domestic Council, EDA, EEOC, EIB, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, FAA, FBI, FCA, FCC, FDA, FPC, FTC, Federal Aviation Agency, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Maritime Commission, Federal Power Commission, GAO, GSA, General Accounting Office, General Services Administration, Government Printing Office, ICC, Indian Claims Commission, Interstate Commerce Commission, Library of Congress, NASA, NLRB, NSF, National Mediation Board, National Science Foundation, National Security Council, OEO, Panama Canal Company, Railroad Retirement Board, Smithsonian Institution, TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority, USIA, VA
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