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    Secular rise

    I came across following sentence from the newspaper 'The Hindu' published from india.

    "Indeed, there has been a secular rise in the time lost due to disruptions in the last five Lok Sabhas"

    What does the term 'secular rise' mean in the sentence?

    (Lower house of Indian parliament is known as Lok Sabha)

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    Re: Secular rise

    Unless someone else can see a reason for it, I feel that the word "secular" may be in the wrong place. In the context of this article, I would place it as follows:

    "Indeed, there has been a rise in the time lost due to secular disruptions in the last five Lok Sabhas from 5% in the 11th (1996-97) to 20% in the 14th (2004-09).". (i.e. There has been an increasing loss of parliamentary time due to non-religious disruptions, rather than because of religious ones).

    The previous paragraph includes this sentence:
    "Ever since the 2G scam surfaced, Parliament became the site for opposition protests with almost the entire winter session being disrupted in 2010."

    http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes...a-fish-market/
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 21-Aug-2015 at 20:21.

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    Re: Secular rise

    A secular trend is one that is not cyclical or seasonal, but that is due instead to some underlying factor or circumstance.

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    Re: Secular rise

    Thank you probus, I've never heard that word used that way.

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    Re: Secular rise

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/503084

    http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/secular.asp

    A little note to moderators: perhaps a small note about tone might have been appropriate here.

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    Re: Secular rise

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    A little note to moderators: perhaps a small note about tone might have been appropriate here.
    I have deleted the post you are referring to myself. I was on completely the wrong track. Sorry.

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