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Definition 1: an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for sec in the sense of this definition

(sec is a kind of ...) an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments

Definition 2: ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for sec in the sense of this definition

(sec is a kind of ...) function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle

Definition 3: 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for sec in the sense of this definition

(sec is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is a kind of sec ) a second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation

(sec is a part of ...) one thousandth (10^-3) of a second

(... is part of sec) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

"he ran a 4 minute mile"

Definition 4: (of champagne) moderately dry - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sec in the sense of this definition

(sec is similar to ...) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation

"a dry white burgundy" "a dry Bordeaux"

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