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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (non-religious)
a. secular
Estudié en un instituto secular porque mis padres no eran religiosos.I studied in a secular high school because my parents weren't religious.
b. lay
Si asistes a una escuela secular, no recibirás conocimientos religiosos.If you attend a lay school, you won't receive any religious knowledge.
2. (old)
a. age-old
La delimitación de fronteras es una historia secular.Setting the border limits is an age-old story.
b. centuries-old
El proceso secular de la independencia de algunos países nunca culmina.The centuries-old process of the independence of certain countries never ends.
c. ancient
Cómo gestionar el número de inmigrantes de un país es un tema secular.How to deal with the number of immigrants in a country is an ancient issue.
d. century-old (lasting for 100 years)
Este año tendrá lugar el evento secular del paso de este cometa cerca de la Tierra.The century-old event of the comet passing near Earth will take place this year.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (seglar)
a. secular, lay
clero secularsecular clergy
2. (centenario)
a. centuries-old, age-old
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1 (Religión) secular; lay
2 (que dura 100 años) century-old; (antiguo) age-old; ancient
una tradición secular an age-old tradition
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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