how to pronounce sec


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sec is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of sec in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the SEC to be able to increase it to two …”

meanings of sec


  1. Second, ^1⁄60 of a minute.
  2. Abbreviation of second. (A short indeterminate period of time.).


  1. Initialism of Securities and Exchange Commission.
  2. Abbreviation of Southeastern Conference, a college athletics conference.

sec frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sec occurs in english on average 8.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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