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secondhand
'secondhand' - used as an adjective
1. derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand
a secondhand report
a secondhand account of a memory of something once read
most of our knowledge is secondhand
2. previously used or owned by another
bought a secondhand car

'secondhand' - used as a adverb
3. from a source of previously owned goods
I prefer to buy second hand
4. by indirect means
I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand
he prefers to buy secondhand

'secondhand' - used as a noun
5. an intermediate person; used in the phrase 'at second hand'
he could learn at second hand from books
6. hand marking seconds on a timepiece
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