[sek-uh nd-jen-uh-rey-shuh n]
- being the second generation of a family to be born in a particular country: the oldest son of second-generation Americans.
- being the native-born child of naturalized parents.
- being a revised or improved version of a product, system, service, etc.: Production has been increased with second-generation robots.
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Examples from the Web for second-generation
Pryor, a second-generation senator, is holding off a fierce challenge from conservative idol Tom Cotton.Just Tuning Into The Mid-Terms? Here are Five, Weird, Unpredictable Senate Races to Watch
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But the biggest difference in the second-generation trip is that the new bus is a drug-free zone.On the Road With Kesey's (Drug-Free) Acid Test
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The principal, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, takes offense.What American Jews Can Learn From ‘Dove’s Cry’
November 18, 2013
That coal miner was a second-generation miner in his late 30s.Pity the Coal Miners: A Greener Environment’s Biggest Losers
June 28, 2013
But the second-generation Latino family looks very different.I Was Wrong About Same-Sex Marriage
March 26, 2013
For these second-generation farms, wheat and corn for export to England and the West Indies became the principal income crops.Green Spring Farm