Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being second; the ordinal position in a series of the second member of it, whether this position is considered in itself or is spoken of as appertaining to the object that occupies it.
  • noun The mode of being of an object which is such as it is by virtue of being connected with or related to another object or objects, regardless of any triadic relation.
  • noun The mode of connection or relation of such an object with such other
  • noun In a looser sense, the secundal, or relative, character which belongs to an individual object, as having such a mode of being.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being or coming second.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

second +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I know we use comparisons to make up our minds and buy things, but does the Droid branding accentuate the "secondness" of the product vs. it being truly "different?"

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  • I know we use comparisons to make up our minds and buy things, but does the Droid branding accentuate the "secondness" of the product vs. it being truly "different?"

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  • I know we use comparisons to make up our minds and buy things, but does the Droid branding accentuate the "secondness" of the product vs. it being truly "different?"

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  • But it could be argued the second one transcends the enormity of the first by its very secondness.

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  • The decision about the threshold is affected by the secondness of a second Holocaust?

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  • But it could be argued the second one transcends the enormity of the first by its very secondness.

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  • Still there are those who resist taking into account the secondness of a second Holocaust as a strategic—triggering—factor or admit the prospect into their worldview at all.

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  • Still there are those who resist taking into account the secondness of a second Holocaust as a strategic—triggering—factor or admit the prospect into their worldview at all.

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  • The very secondness of the second Holocaust carries with it a temptation to abandon all thoughts of proportionality in retaliation, and to punish the whole world for allowing not one but two slaughters of a people.

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  • And to many, there is something exponentially more horrific about the secondness of a Holocaust happening to the same people—something that virtually guarantees a third, retaliatory one, in response.

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