[ adjective ] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
In the ninth , Robinson led off with his second double of the night , a blast off the fence 375 feet deep into left .
Gaining her second straight victory , Norman_B._Small_,_Jr. 's Garden_Fresh , a 3 - year old filly , downed promising colts in the $ 4500 St._Patrick's_Day_Purse , featured seventh race here today , and paid $ 7.20 straight .
She snapped five tenths of a second off the mark set by Helen_Shipley , of Wellsley_College , in the National_A.A.U. meet in Columbus , Ohio .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Both turned_in top jobs for the second straight game .
He got hit from the blind side by the split_end coming_back on the second play of the game .
[ noun ] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the System International d'Unites
Used in print(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
The video signal is amplified and then switched , in synchronism with the three ultraviolet_light sources which are sequenced by the rotating mirror so that during one-twentieth of a second only one wavelength , corresponding to red , green , or blue , is seen .
The travel time of sound in tissue is about 1500 meters per second thus it takes about 16 msec. to traverse 25 mm. of tissue .
As shown in Fig. 4 , an external antenna is placed over or around the patient and excited 3000 times a second with short 400 - kc. bursts .(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
I could evoke no further elaboration from her about this ; but a_few seconds later she was standing directly across the room from me , looking me in the eyes and saying in a scathingly condemnatory tone , `` Your father despises you '' !(Harry Olesker, Impact....)
Not once , in the time that he had known her , had he ever considered the possibility , not once , not for one one-thousandth of a second , of her infidelity .
[ adjective ] coming next after first
"a second chance" "the second vice president"
Used in print(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
The second situation is illustrated by the operator T on * * f ( F any field ) represented in the standard basis by * * f .
[ adverb ] in the second place
"second, we must consider the economy"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Second , in a competitive market , the customer feels his weight and throws it around .(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
Second , they believed it important to determine the fate of the captain - a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps , on American towns and counties , on a great American river , and on half a_million square_miles of Arctic seas .(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
Second , vocational courses should be provided in grades 11 and 12 and not require more_than half the student 's time in those years ; however , for slow learners and prospective dropouts these courses ought_to begin earlier .(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)
The funds recouped by reductions in item 12 above are used : first , to increase the unadjusted allotments to the specified minimum in those States where the unadjusted allotment is less than the minimum allotment ( item 13 above ) ; and second , to increase uniformly the allotments to those States whose allotments are below their maximums , with adjustments to prevent the allotment of any State from thereby exceeding its maximum .(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
Thomas ' findings are , first , `` that the individual items vary greatly and unpredictably in their persistence '' ; but , second , `` that the semantic groups are surprisingly unvarying in their average persistence '' ( as between M-K and I-E .
[ noun ] an indefinitely short time
"wait just a moment" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"
Used in print(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)
For another second or two he gave_in to the annoyance that was directed at himself ; then his mind moved_on to be confronted by something far more serious , and as the thought expanded , the implications jarred him .
When he heard Calenda say : `` What about that picture you took this afternoon '' ? it still took him another few seconds to remember the job he had done for Frank_Ackerly .(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
In seconds , Greg made his decision .
His burst held for a second on the engine section of the plane .(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
Suddenly and not a second too soon I thought_of the coins in my pocket .
[ noun ] (baseball,sport) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
John_Powell , batting for Adair , fanned after fouling off two 2 - and 2 pitches , and Buddy_Barker , up for Stepanovich , bounced_out sharply to Jerry_Lumpe at second to end the 2 - hour and - 27 - minute contest .
Jim_Gentile bounced a hard shot off Kunkel 's glove and beat it out for a single , and when Lumpe grabbed the ball and threw it over first_baseman Throneberry 's head Brandt took third and Gentile second on the error .
[ noun ] (work,boxing) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
[ adjective ] having the second highest gear ratio