[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.
- Second generation computer
architecture A computer built from transistors, designed between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. Ferrite core memory and magnetic drums replaced cathode ray tubes and delay-line storage for main memory. Index registers and floating point arithmetic hardware became widespread. Machine-independent high level programming languages such as ALGOL, COBOL and Fortran were introduced to simplify programming. I/O processors […]
- Second generation language
assembly language See also first generation language, third generation language.
noun 1. the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest. second growth noun 1. natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
[sek-uh nd-ges] /ˈsɛk əndˈgɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to use hindsight in criticizing or correcting. 2. to predict (something) or outguess (someone): We must try to second-guess what he’ll do next. second-guess verb (informal) 1. to criticize or evaluate with hindsight 2. to attempt to anticipate or predict (a person or thing)