[sek-uh nd-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee] /ˈsɛk əndˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i/
of or located on the second story or floor.
of or relating to a second-story man:
The theft was a second-story job.
the floor or story above the ground floor.
(in Britain and elsewhere outside the U.S.) the second story completely above ground level.
Compare first floor.
(Brit) the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the ground US and Canadian term third floor
(US & Canadian) the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor British equivalent first floor
noun 1. Engineering. a stress induced by the elastic deformation of a structure under a temporary load. 2. secondary accent. secondary stress noun 1. another term for secondary accent
noun, Computers. 1. storage, as on disk or tape, supplemental to and slower than main storage, not under the direct control of the CPU and generally contained outside it: Secondary storage for this system is contained on videodisk.
noun 1. Sports. the squad of players available either individually or as a team to replace or relieve those who start a game. 2. a secondary position, status, or group, as in a level of corporate management. second string noun 1. (mainly Brit) an alternative course of action, etc, intended to come into use should […]
- Second-system effect
(Sometimes, more euphoniously, “second-system syndrome”) When one is designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and successful system, there is a tendency to become grandiose in one’s success and design an elephantine feature-laden monstrosity. The term was first used by Fred Brooks in his classic “The Mythical Man-Month. It described the jump from a […]