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second-class

adjective
     
second-class [only before noun]
1

people

considered to be less important and less valuable than other people:
Why should old people be treated like second-class citizens?
2

lower standard

of a lower standard or quality than the best:
We will not accept a second-class education for our children.
3

travel

second-class ticket/fare/compartment/cabin etc

tickets etc that are for cheaper, less comfortable seats on a train or ship
4

mail

TCM

second-class mail/post/stamp etc

relating to the system of delivering mail in Britain that is cheaper and slower
5

university degree

used to describe a university degree in Britain that is good, but not the highest level:
a second-class honours degree
first class (3)
second class adverb:
He was travelling second class.

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