second class


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to second class: Second class citizen

second class

1. Inferior; see second best.
2. Travel accommodations ranking below the highest or first class, as in Traveling second class on European trains is not only cheaper but gives you more contact with local people . [c. 1840]
3. In the United States and Canada, a category of mail consisting of periodicals and newspapers. [c. 1870]
4. second-class citizen. An individual regarded or treated as inferior to others in status or rights, an underprivileged person. For example, In many countries women still are considered second-class citizens. This term uses second class in the sense of "inferior." [c. 1940]
See also: class, second
References in periodicals archive ?
Royal Mail's Christmas stamps feature secular and religious imagery in alternate years with first and second class Madonna and Child stamps also available from today in 8,000 Post Offices and online.
Consumer Futures said the 3% rise in first class and 5% increase in second class stamp prices were above the current inflation rate.
The price of large letter stamps will also remain unchanged, at 90p for first class and 69p for second class.
The announcement comes ahead of increased stamp prices coming into effect on Monday - up from 46p to 60p for first class and 36p to 50p for second class post.
Prices will rise from the current 46p and 36p from April 30, while the cost of posting large letters will increase from 75p to 90p for first class and 58p to 69p for second class.
Similarly, increase for mail express second class will be three paisa per km; for sleeper class five paisa per km; for AC chair car, AC 3 tier and First Class by 10 paise per km; AC 2 Tier 15 paise per km; and AC I 30 paise per km.
ROYAL Mail was yesterday accused of cheating clients after a memo showed first and second class post sent on a Saturday is delivered at the same time.
Heidelberg, Germany) first present the classical treatment in chapters that address the local (gauge) symmetry systems as singular Lagrangian systems, the classical Hamiltonian formulation based on the work of Dirac, the symplectic approach for handling singular systems, second class systems where quantization poses some problems resolvable by gauge theory, and the Hamilton-Jacoby formulation of the classical dynamics of constrained systems.
The first class consists of the relations which are ready-made for the person, while the second class is created, established, or developed by the person himself/herself.
We found that in 35 per cent of cases a card sent 30p second class arrived in the same time or less than one posted first class.
We deserve a first-class service and ridding ourselves of second class would either bring the cost of a stamp down or leave the Royal Mail with a profit.
First class will go to 39p and second class to 30p, Royal Mail said yesterday.
An S corporation can have only one class of stock; if a second class of stock exists, a corporation's S election will terminate.
Second class stamps will increase by 1p to 22p as part of long-awaited proposals to work out the future financing of Royal Mail as it deals with increased competition.
The chairman of postal group Consignia announced he is seeking an urgent rise in the price of first and second class stamps.