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second class

1. (Describing) travel seating and accommodation that is considered slightly inferior to the highest level (first class). Hyphenated if used before a noun. I always fly second class because it saves a huge amount of money. Even though I booked for first class, they only had second-class seats available.
2. Deemed to be less important or deserving of fair treatment than others. inferior to the highest level (first class). Hyphenated if used before a noun. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being treated like second-class citizens! Voters from the region are urging leaders not to treat them like they are second class any longer.
See also: class, second

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
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The postal service also said it is simplifying and cutting the cost of sending Second Class Medium Parcels prices from 30 March, when Second Class Medium Parcels weighing up to 2kg will be priced at GBP4.
Last posting dates for delivery within the UK |this Christmas are December 18 for second class and two days later for first class.
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.
First and second class stamp prices will increase by 14p from next month to record highs of 60p and 50p, the Royal Mail has announced, following a decision by regulator Ofcom to give the company freedom to set its own prices.
The increase in fares for suburban second class passengers traveling 35 km will be Rs.
This change was made last July and may have cost customers pounds 4million, as first class stamps cost 46p and second class are 36p.
A card sent first class from Leeds to Kent arrived 10 days later - seven days after one posted second 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.
Today's price rise will also see first class franking prices go up to 31p, second class stamps up to 23p, and a second class franking price will be introduced at 22p.
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.
An S corporation debt obligation that in substance resembles equity is at risk of being reclassified as equity by the IRS, potentially creating a second class of stock and inadvertently terminating the S election.