from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a person or persons whose parents are immigrants.
- adj. Of or relating to a person or persons whose parents are citizens by birth and whose grandparents are immigrants.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the second form or version available to users: a second-generation Web browser.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to someone whose parents are immigrants
- adj. Of or pertaining to a second version of something that is materially different to the first
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For the UN, the plan was a test case of whether the international organization could adapt to the new realities of the postwar world and implement what are sometimes called second-generation multinational operations.
As part of the post-2008 shake-out, much more research money is now flowing into so-called second-generation biofuels that, unlike ethanol, aren't made from food crops.
Even John Adams, often called a second-generation minimalist, only uses the surfaces of the rhythms and energies of the pioneering minimalist quartet of composers, creating the huge, pumped-up pounding of his opera Nixon in China or his orchestral piece Harmonielehre.
In a report issued Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency also said Iran has begun deploying so-called second-generation centrifuges at its largest uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz, which could allow the country to produce nuclear fuel at three times its current rate.
Most medications prescribed for depression belong to a newer class of drugs called second-generation antidepressants SGA, which inhibit chemicals called neurotransmitters.
The group of medications known as second-generation antipsychotics, including olanzapine (Zyprexa), risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and clozapine (Clozaril), are widely used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
And in France, which is probably our -- they were the leader in this area, they are looking at, I'd call it second-generation of interior remodeling.
Catholicism, while still a target of some prejudice and discrimination as an “immigrant” religion, was moving toward the mainstream as second-generation immigrants moved into middle-class suburbia.
Those young adults were mostly second-generation immigrants, born to Catholic parents who had themselves come to America in the massive immigration wave of 1890–1914.
These advances have fostered a second-generation North Sea oil industry of niche companies that specialise in finding new, smaller fields that the oil giants have ignored.