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English definition of “second-tier”

second-tier

adjective [before noun]    
used to describe a product , organization , etc. that is not among the biggest , most successful , or most important of its type : Savings levels in second-tier regional banks are showing steady growth this quarter . second-tier perfume brands → Compare first tier, top-tier
(Definition of second-tier adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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