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not directly known or experienced; obtained from others or from books:
Most of our knowledge is secondhand.
previously used or owned:
secondhand clothes.
dealing in previously used goods:
a secondhand bookseller.
after another user or owner:
He bought it secondhand.
indirectly; at second hand:
He heard the news secondhand.


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