secondment

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From second +‎ -ment

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secondment (countable and uncountable, plural secondments)

  1. The process or state of being seconded, the temporary transfer of a person from their normal duty to another assignment.
    • 2020 April 22, Paul Stephen, “COVID-19: meet the railway heroes”, in Rail, page 41:
      Currently on secondment as the Contract Delivery Manager for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Kate is responsible for 210 members of staff - including train drivers, ground staff and frontline operational managers.

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