Meaning of “secondly” in the English Dictionary

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"secondly" in British English

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uk /ˈsek.ə us /ˈsek.ə also second

B2 used when stating the second of two or more reasons or pieces of information:

I want two things from my boss - firstly, a pay rise, and secondly, a longer contract.

More examples

  • There are two very good reasons why we can't do it. Firstly, we don't have enough money, and secondly, we don't have enough time.
  • The problems are two-fold - firstly, economic, and secondly, political.
  • There are three factors to take into account: firstly location, secondly time, and thirdly staff.
  • I'd like to raise two issue here - firstly, staffing and secondly, budget.
  • There are two things in favour of this house - firstly, its proximity to my place of work and secondly, its size.

(Definition of “secondly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)