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number second pronunciation in American English /ˈsekənd/
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  1. 1
    in the place or position counted as number two
    This is the second program in a series on rural health.
    His horse finished second in the Kentucky Derby.
    second largest/biggest/most important etc.: Goteborg is Sweden’s second largest city.
  2. 2
    in addition to the first one
    The bookcase needs a second coat of paint.
  3. 3
    next in quality or importance after someone or something that is the best or most important
    She was our second choice for the job.
    Gloria played second violin in the school orchestra.
    second only to: In terms of career points, he’s second only to Jabbar.

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