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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
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