[ sek-uh nd-jen-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˈsɛk əndˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən /
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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British Dictionary definitions for second generation
offspring of parents born in a given country
of an improved or refined stage of development in manufacturea second-generation robot
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