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noun [countable] second pronunciation in British English /ˈsekənd/
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  1. 1
    an extremely short period of time that is one of the 60 parts in a minute

    She won the 400 metres race in 51 seconds.

    Each commercial lasts for 30 seconds.

    1. a.
      an extremely short period of time

      Just give me a second to put my coat on.

      I’ll be with you in two seconds.

      seconds later/within seconds (=almost immediately):

      The computer crashed seconds later.

  2. 2
    a product that is not perfect that you can buy at a reduced price


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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