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[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. Unabridged
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  • The second-generation quality about it makes it more resonant.
  • Yet the resulting second-generation plastic is generally unusable for making new containers.
  • Batt says few of the second-generation, briefcase-size machines are even out there yet.
  • These second-generation cells are then implanted into foster mothers to develop, which many of them do successfully.
  • Given the alternatives, though, algae-derived biofuels are pretty attractive compared to other second-generation bio-fuel stocks.
  • second-generation inhibitors are already in development, and the enzyme will likely be a target for other infectious diseases.
  • So there's a lot of interest in trying to develop these kinds of, what they would call second-generation biofuels.
  • Antihistamines are generally categorized as first- and second-generation.
  • Its second-generation device is better, but still trails the segment leader.
  • About one-sixteenth of the second-generation tadpoles grew up to be transparent.

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