Definition of secondariness in US English:



  • See secondary

    • ‘Even the way in which Eliza on the ice, Eva on her deathbed, or Tom's whipping at the hands of Legree persist as types outside of the novel suggests a certain unreality or secondariness about the novel's world.’
    • ‘And history it seems is not a text, a reproduction; or at least the question is avoided by pointing at the allegedly exemplary secondariness of literature.’
    • ‘The difference here is that the transformative power of echo is also used to assert an authoritative position, hence complicating the gendered association between echo and secondariness.’