AskDefine | Define sec

Dictionary Definition

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


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






From siccus, dry.


  1. dry
  2. skinny



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Extensive Definition

SEC or Sec or Seč can refer to:





Popular Culture

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

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