[ si-kond-muh nt ]
/ sɪˈkɒnd mənt /
the transfer of a military officer or corporate executive to another post for temporary duty.
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British Dictionary definitions for secondment
/ (sɪˈkɒndmənt) /
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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