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

     

    second class

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌsekənd ˈklɑːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekənd ˈklæs//
     
    [uncountable] Exams and degrees, Trains, Train and bus travel, Parts of boats and ships
     
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  1. 1a way of travelling on a train or ship that costs less and is less comfortable than first class. In Britain this is now usually called standard class. See related entries: Trains, Train and bus travel, Parts of boats and ships
  2. 2(in Britain) the class of mail that costs less and takes longer to arrive than first class Second class is cheaper.
  3. 3(in the US) the system of sending newspapers and magazines by mail
  4. 4[uncountable, singular] the second highest standard of degree given by a British university, often divided into upper second class and lower second class See related entries: Exams and degrees
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: second class

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