second-tier

second-tier

adj
not in the first rank
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FEBRUARY 1996: Fourth Round Replay - Grimsby 3 West Ham 0 Gary Childs, Jamie Forrester and Neil Woods hand second-tier Mariners win.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The full list of club and national licenses features in PES 2015 was confirmed by Konami, revealing the inclusion of all Brazilian top-flight teams, plus a host of second-tier teams.
Under the current law, the second-tier subsidiary of a holding company can only establish its own subsidiary if it owns 100 percent of the shares, but according to the revised laws, the second-tier subsidiary will be allowed to create a subsidiary with as little as 50 percent ownership, if it is in the form of a joint venture with a foreign firm.
The key, he says, is to develop a deep understanding of a region's peculiar strengths and weaknesses, and he demonstrates with studies of three second-tier high technology regions within the US.
Evidence of increased competition has been the emergence, in recent years, of a thriving cohort of second-tier auditing firms.
One solution to this problem is to use improved methods or to couple primary screening methods with second-tier tests that improve selectivity.
Overall labor expenses would decline as longer-tenured workers left and were replaced by second-tier hires.
Who are the second-tier candidates in the Republican and Democratic presidential fields?
Researchers at Brown University and Temple University found that 85% of the residents of the average second-tier nursing home (which represented approximately 15% of all non-hospital-based nursing homes during the 1990s) were Medicaid recipients.
To shake off its second-tier status, LG has dazzled with cutting-edge products such as its Internet fridge and feature-rich 3G cell phones, as well as larger-than-life, flat-screen TVs like the 77-inch plasma screen monster that it has at the top of its line.
Whereas the responding officer identifies any indications that the offense was motivated by the offender's desire to commit suicide, the second-tier investigating officer or unit must sift carefully through the facts and circumstances using stringent criteria to determine if the incident probably was motivated by the offender's will to commit suicide, including, but not limited to, such items as--
As a preliminary step to finding a buyer, MLCR sold a second-tier subsidiary to yet another subsidiary of Merrill Lynch.