Definition of secondment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪˈkɒndmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkɑːndmənt//
[uncountable, countable](British English)
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a short period of time when an employee is sent to another department, office, etc. in order to do a different job They met while she was on secondment from the Foreign Office.