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secondary stress

noun
1.
Engineering. a stress induced by the elastic deformation of a structure under a temporary load.
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  • secondary stress means a stress that is self limiting.
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secondary accent

noun
1.
(phonetics) (in a system of transcribing utterances recognizing three levels of stress) the accent on a syllable of a word or breath group that is weaker than the primary accent but stronger than the lack of stress: in the word ``agriculture'' the secondary accent falls on the third syllable Compare primary accent

secondary stress

noun
1.
another term for secondary accent
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