Definition of Secondment

1. Noun. A speech seconding a motion. "Do I hear a second?"

Exact synonyms: Endorsement, Indorsement, Second
Generic synonyms: Agreement
Derivative terms: Indorse, Second, Second



2. Noun. The detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere.
Generic synonyms: Reassignment
Derivative terms: Second

Definition of Secondment

1. Noun. the process or state of being seconded, the temporary transfer of a person from their normal duty to another assignment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secondment

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secondhand-smoke
secondhand smoke
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secondly
secondment (current term)
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secrecies
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secreness

Literary usage of Secondment

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1. The Sirdar: Sir Reginald Wingate and the British Empire in the Middle East by M. W. Daly (1997)
"Most were officers first, administrators second, and few remained when the period of secondment expired. The government thus had a military character in its ..."

2. The Sirdar: Sir Reginald Wingate and the British Empire in the Middle East by M. W. Daly (1997)
"Most were officers first, administrators second, and few remained when the period of secondment expired. The government thus had a military character in its ..."

3. Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1999)
"The operations of Handicap International in Laos are also supported with the secondment of an EOD expert to HI. The 1994 law enables such secondment of ..."

4. Landmine Monitor Report 2000: Toward a Mine-Free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (2000)
"France provides some support for humanitarian demining through the secondment of qualified personnel to UN mine action centers for example, ..."

5. Human Traffic: Skills, Employers and International Volunteering by Gillian Thomas (2001)
"Employers routinely use departmental interchange or international secondment as a means to develop staff - graduates in particular. ..."

6. Soldiers to the Rescue: Humanitarian Lessons from Rwanda by Larry Minear, Philippe Guillot (1996)
""In the absence of a formal military contingent", observed a government spokesman, "the secondment of military personnel and public servants provided the ..."

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