a very short period of time; moment
[sek-shuh n] /ˈsɛk ʃən/ noun 1. a part that is cut off or separated. 2. a distinct part or subdivision of anything, as an object, country, community, class, or the like: the poor section of town; the left section of a drawer. 3. a distinct part or subdivision of a writing, as of a newspaper, […]
[seer-ee-uh s] /ˈsɪər i əs/ adjective 1. of, showing, or characterized by deep thought. 2. of grave or somber disposition, character, or manner: a serious occasion; a serious man. 3. being in earnest; sincere; not trifling: His interest was serious. 4. requiring thought, concentration, or application: serious reading; a serious task. 5. weighty or important: […]
[haf-shair, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈʃɛər, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a share, as in profits, equal to one half. 2. a claim to half the income from a share of stock.
noun 1. either of the halves of a double-shelled creature, as of an oyster, clam, or other bivalve mollusk.