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sec·ond class

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. second classnoun

    not the highest rank in a classification

  2. second classnoun

    not the highest quality in a classification

  3. cabin class, second class, economy classadjective

    a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations

  4. second-classadverb

    of inferior status or quality

    "a second-class citizen"; "second-class accommodations"

  5. second classadverb

    by second class conveyance

    "we traveled second class"


  1. second class

    Second class generally refers to a grade or level of quality, service, or accommodation that is considered to be less in quality or lower in status than the first class. This term is traditionally used in transportation or other services to describe facilities that are less luxurious or commodious than those in the first class category. It can also refer to a social class that is considered economically, socially, or politically inferior. Furthermore, in the field of biophysics, a second class lever refers to a type of lever where the load is between the fulcrum and the effort.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of second class in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of second class in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of second class in a Sentence

  1. Clarence Thomas:

    Justice Thomas waited until page 62 to point out that the Second Amendment isn't a second-class right – And over on CNN, I was amazed and amused to watch legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin throw a hissy fit as if that's some new and novel concept.

  2. Manuel Valls:

    Reforming means fighting relentlessly against the inequalities, we have to battle each day this terrible feeling that there are second class citizens or some people that are more import than others.

  3. Wendell Willkie:

    The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.

  4. Farid Azarkan:

    It is damaging and painful, the division in society has increased and Moroccans feel like second-class citizens.

  5. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.


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