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1. second

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənd'] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • 2nd

Antonyms

  • beseeching
  • slow
  • future

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

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2. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Synonyms

  • millisecond
  • minute
  • msec
  • sec
  • min
  • leap second
  • time unit
  • s

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

3. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] an indefinitely short time.

Synonyms

  • blink of an eye
  • bit
  • instant
  • split second
  • minute
  • mo
  • wink
  • moment
  • heartbeat
  • jiffy
  • trice
  • twinkling
  • time
  • flash

Antonyms

  • advance
  • front
  • fore
  • anterior

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

4. second

adverb. ['ˈsɛkənd'] in the second place.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

5. law

noun. ['ˈlɔ, ˈlɑː'] the collection of rules imposed by authority.

Synonyms

  • aggregation
  • commercial law
  • tax law
  • precedent
  • ecclesiastical law
  • sharia
  • civil law
  • law of the land
  • collection
  • mercantile law
  • law of nations
  • statutory law
  • securities law
  • martial law
  • international law
  • shariah law
  • accumulation
  • canon law
  • administrative law
  • jurisprudence
  • law merchant
  • military law
  • Mosaic law
  • sharia law
  • assemblage
  • common law
  • shariah
  • Islamic law
  • case law

Antonyms

  • international law
  • push
  • repel
  • abduct

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. law

noun. ['ˈlɔ, ˈlɑː'] legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity.

Synonyms

  • organic law
  • prohibition
  • RICO
  • poor law
  • gag law
  • homestead law
  • public law
  • anti-drug law
  • fundamental law
  • Riot Act
  • antitrust law
  • constitution
  • instrument
  • statute of limitations
  • blue law
  • jurisprudence
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
  • legal document
  • official document
  • RICO Act
  • anti-racketeering law
  • legal instrument
  • antitrust legislation

Antonyms

  • disassembly
  • civilian
  • pull
  • attract

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. law

noun. ['ˈlɔ, ˈlɑː'] a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society.

Synonyms

  • principle
  • conception
  • concept
  • divine law
  • natural law
  • construct

Antonyms

  • pleasure principle
  • reality principle
  • yang
  • yin

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. law

noun. ['ˈlɔ, ˈlɑː'] a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature.

Synonyms

  • Archimedes' principle
  • Avogadro's hypothesis
  • distribution law
  • equilibrium law
  • law of averages
  • concept
  • law of large numbers
  • Mendel's law
  • Planck's radiation law
  • Avogadro's law
  • Benford's law
  • exclusion principle
  • Pauli exclusion principle
  • principle of relativity
  • periodic law
  • law of nature
  • law of partial pressures
  • power law
  • law of reciprocal proportions
  • law of effect
  • Mariotte's law
  • Kirchhoff's laws
  • law of thermodynamics
  • law of diminishing returns
  • Stevens' law
  • Henry's law
  • law of gravitation
  • Ohm's law
  • Planck's law
  • law of multiple proportions
  • Dalton's law of partial pressures
  • law of chemical equilibrium
  • Hubble law
  • Newton's law of motion
  • law of motion
  • law of mass action
  • theory
  • Boyle's law
  • all-or-none law
  • Weber's law
  • Fechner's law
  • law of constant proportion
  • Dalton's law
  • Mendeleev's law
  • law of definite proportions
  • Kepler's law
  • law of Archimedes
  • Coulomb's Law
  • Weber-Fechner law
  • Kepler's law of planetary motion
  • Charles's law
  • principle
  • law of equivalent proportions
  • Bernoulli's law
  • Bose-Einstein statistics
  • conception
  • Pascal's law of fluid pressures
  • Hooke's law
  • Newton's law of gravitation
  • Pascal's law
  • Gay-Lussac's law
  • Stevens' power law
  • construct
  • Fermi-Dirac statistics
  • Newton's law
  • rule
  • Hubble's law

Antonyms

  • uncreativeness
  • ending
  • level
  • fauna

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. law

noun. ['ˈlɔ, ˈlɑː'] the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do.

Synonyms

  • contract law
  • matrimonial law
  • patent law
  • corporation law
  • jurisprudence
  • legal philosophy

Antonyms

  • defense
  • prosecution
  • succeeding
  • decrease

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. law

noun. ['ˈlɔ, ˈlɑː'] the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system.

Synonyms

  • learned profession

Antonyms

  • atomism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word second-law-of-thermodynamics


1. Noun Phrase
The reason that some natural processes seem to make sense happening forward in time but not backwards in time has to do with the second law of thermodynamics.

2. Noun Phrase
Plenty of other observations in the real world "make sense" to us happening in one way but not another because they follow the second law of thermodynamics:

3. Noun Phrase
This is why the second law of thermodynamics is sometimes also referred to as "the arrow of time."

4. Noun Phrase
The second law of thermodynamics is just another way to formally describe the concept of the arrow of time: Moving forward in time, the entropy change of the universe cannot be negative.

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