second opinion

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of second opinion

: advice from a second expert (such as a doctor) to make sure advice from the first such expert is correct
  • My doctor says I need surgery, but I'm going to get a second opinion.

Word by Word Definitions

second play
  1. : next to the first in place or time

  2. : next to the first in value, excellence, or degree

  3. : inferior, subordinate

  1. : one that is number two in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : one that is next after the first in rank, position, authority, or precedence

  3. : one that assists or supports another

  1. : the 60th part of a minute of angular measure

  2. : the 60th part of a minute of time : 1/86,400 part of the mean solar day

  3. : an instant of time : moment

  1. : to give support or encouragement to : assist

  2. : to support (a fighting person or group) in combat : bring up reinforcements for

  3. : to support or assist in contention or debate

opinion play
  1. : a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter

  2. : approval, esteem

  3. : belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge


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