[sek-uh nd-jen-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˈsɛk əndˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/
being the second generation of a family to be born in a particular country:
the oldest son of second-generation Americans.
being the native-born child of naturalized parents.
being a revised or improved version of a product, system, service, etc.:
Production has been increased with second-generation robots.


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