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second-generation

[ sek-uhnd-jen-uh-rey-shuhn ]

adjective

  1. being the second generation of a family to be born in a particular country:

    the oldest son of second-generation Americans.

  2. being the native-born child of naturalized parents.
  3. being a revised or improved version of a product, system, service, etc.:

    Production has been increased with second-generation robots.



second generation

noun

  1. offspring of parents born in a given country
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


adjective

  1. of an improved or refined stage of development in manufacture

    a second-generation robot

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Example Sentences

Pryor, a second-generation senator, is holding off a fierce challenge from conservative idol Tom Cotton.

But the biggest difference in the second-generation trip is that the new bus is a drug-free zone.

The principal, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, takes offense.

That coal miner was a second-generation miner in his late 30s.

But the second-generation Latino family looks very different.

Probably second-generation ones can keep going after we'd pass out.

For these second-generation farms, wheat and corn for export to England and the West Indies became the principal income crops.

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