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How to Pronounce second?

Correct pronunciation for the word "second" is [sˈɛkənd], [sˈɛkənd], [s_ˈɛ_k_ə_n_d].

"Second" in context

Second is the physical or temporal period that follows the first phase or the initial stage. It is one of the four elementary divisions of time and a unit of measurement in both historic and customary units of time. A second is commonly defined as the time required for a period of 9,192,631,770 oscillations of the caesium 133 atom in the International System of Units (ISU). Seconds are used in almost all areas of life, including measurements in events such as observing sports games and within the scientific world when measuring short periods of time.

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Usage over time for second:

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