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Definición de “mantle” en inglés

mantle

noun uk   /ˈmæn.tl̩/ us    /-t̬l̩/

mantle noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

[S] formal the responsibilities of an important position or job, especially as given from the person who had the job to the person who replaces them: She unsuccessfully attempted to assume the mantle of presidency. He has been asked to take on the mantle of managing director in the New York office.

mantle noun (LAYER)

[C] literary a layer of something that covers a surface: A thick mantle of snow lay on the ground. We watched the building vanish under a mantle of thick smoke as the fire swiftly moved through it. [C] specialized geology the part of the Earth that surrounds the central core [C] in the past, a piece of clothing without sleeves that was worn over other clothes
(Definition of mantle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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