second-generation love



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.

    Biofuels Industry Battles Past Bumps in the Road

  • 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.

    Minimalism at 50: how less became more

  • 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.

    Iran's Nuclear Experiments Raise Alarm at U.N. Agency

  • Most medications prescribed for depression belong to a newer class of drugs called second-generation antidepressants SGA, which inhibit chemicals called neurotransmitters.

    Cutting Allergy Shots

  • 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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    Oil giants warn that Osborne's windfall tax could hit North Sea exploration


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