Definition of second language noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


second language

BrE BrE//ˌsekənd ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekənd ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ//
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a language that somebody learns to speak well and that they use for work or at school, but that is not the language they learned first ESL or English as a Second Language
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: second language