Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Dictionary Corner #17

Second (Third Meaning for ‘Second’ in the compact Oxford English Dictionary) – verb (Brit)

Temporarily transfer an employee to another position or role.

DERIVATIVES – secondee noun secondment noun

ORIGIN – from French en second ‘in the second rank (of officers)’.

Would you believe I was trying to think of the spelling of this earlier this week? I was trying to spell it "secund" because of the pronunciation.
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