Definition of second-generation in English:


Syllabification: sec·ond-gen·er·a·tion


  • 1Denoting the offspring of parents who have immigrated to a particular country: she was a second-generation American
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    • This is the kind of election our Founding Fathers and their first-and second-generation sons actually ran from Adams to Lincoln.
    • Many of these new citizens are second-generation immigrants whose parents came from the country's former North African colonies.
    • What role will the racial hierarchy in the United States play in structuring the outcomes of their second-generation children?
  • 2Of a more advanced stage of technology than previous models or systems.
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    • Most of the advanced second-generation digital cellular systems reserve a channel intended for voice transmission when making data connections.
    • Since it is packet-based it uses wireless spectrum more efficiently than first- or second-generation systems.
    • If second-generation systems can meet these criteria, businesses will be eager to evolve commerce to e-commerce.

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