Definition of secondariness in 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.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘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.’