secondment

[ si-kond-muh nt ]
/ sɪˈkɒnd mənt /

noun British.

the transfer of a military officer or corporate executive to another post for temporary duty.

Nearby words

  1. seconde,
  2. secondee,
  3. secondhand,
  4. secondhand smoke,
  5. secondly,
  6. secondo,
  7. seconds,
  8. secos,
  9. secrecy,
  10. secret

Origin of secondment

First recorded in 1895–1900; second3 + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for secondment

secondment

/ (sɪˈkɒndmənt) /

noun

British a temporary transfer to another job or post within the same organization

Word Origin for secondment

C19: from French en second in second rank (or position)

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Word Origin and History for secondment

secondment

n.

1897, from second (v.) + -ment.

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