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re·cent

 (rē′sənt)
adj.
1. Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
2. Modern; new.
3. Recent Geology Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch. See Table at geologic time.

[Middle English, new, fresh, from Latin recēns, recent-; see ken- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

re′cen·cy, re′cent·ness n.
re′cent·ly adv.

recent

(ˈriːsənt)
adj
having appeared, happened, or been made not long ago; modern, fresh, or new
[C16: from Latin recens fresh; related to Greek kainos new]
ˈrecently adv
ˈrecentness, ˈrecency n

Recent

(ˈriːsənt)
adj, n
(Geological Science) geology another word for Holocene

re•cent

(ˈri sənt)

adj.
1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events.
2. of or belonging to a time not long past.
3. (cap.) Geol. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end of the glacial period, about 10,000 years ago, and forming the latter part of the Quaternary Period; Holocene.
n.
4. Also called Holocene. (cap.) Geol. the Recent Epoch.
[1525–35; < Latin recent- (s. of recēns) fresh, new]
re′cent•ness, n.
re′cent•ly, adv.
syn>: See modern.

Re·cent

(rē′sənt)

recent

  • Amazonian epoch - The Amazonian epoch is the most recent of the Martian geologic epochs, from 1,800 years ago to the present.
  • grey, gray - The distinction in spelling between British grey and American gray is recent, popping up in the 20th century.
  • Pleistocene, Pliocene, Miocene, Oligocene - Pleistocene means "most recent," Pliocene means "more recent," Miocene means "moderately recent," and Oligocence means "but a little recent."
  • neoteric - Used to describe a person, especially an author, it means one belongs to modern/recent times—but it might also refer to a person having a modern outlook or new ideas; when used of things, it indicates that they are modern, new, or recent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Recent - approximately the last 10,000 years
Age of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary period - last 2 million years
Adj.1.recent - new; "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
2.recent - of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"

recent

adjective
1. not long past, just gone, occurring recently Sales have fallen by more than 75 per cent in recent years.
2. new, modern, contemporary, up-to-date, late, young, happening (informal), current, fresh, novel, latter, present-day, latter-day a faster, sleeker, more recent model
new old, earlier, early, former, ancient, historical, antique

recent

adjective
Of or relating to the present or times close to the present:
Translations
أَخِيرحَديث، قَريب العَهْد
неотдавнашен
nedávný
frisknyligseneste
lasta
äsjanehiljutine
äskeinenäskettäinentuore
nedavni
újabb keletû
nÿlegur
最近の
최근의
naujasnesenaspastaras
nesenspēdējais
recent
nedávny
nedaven
nynylig
เร็วๆ นี้
gần đây

recent

[ˈriːsnt] ADJ [event, survey, trip, photograph, history] → reciente
his most recent booksu libro más reciente
a recent acquaintanceun conocido de hace poco tiempo
a recent arrival (= person) → un recién llegado
recent developments in Biologylos últimos avances en el campo de la biología
in the recent pasten los últimos tiemposen un pasado reciente
in recent yearsen los últimos años

recent

[ˈriːsənt] adj
[event, visit, interview, decision] → récent(e); [book, film, report] → récent(e); [arrival] → récent(e)
their recent arrival → leur arrivée récente
in recent years → au cours de ces dernières années
in recent times → récemment
(= person) to be a recent arrival → être arrivé(e) récemment
recent arrivals (= people) → les nouveaux arrivants

recent

adjkürzlich; event, development, closurejüngste(r, s), neueste(r, s); newsneueste(r, s), letzte(r, s); acquaintance, invention, edition, additionneu; the recent improvementdie vor Kurzem eingetretene Verbesserung; their recent lossihr vor Kurzem erlittener Verlust; a recent decisioneine Entscheidung, die erst vor Kurzem gefallen ist; a recent publicationeine Neuveröffentlichung; his most recent booksein neuestes Buch; he is a recent acquaintance of mineich kenne ihn erst seit Kurzem; his recent arrivalseine Ankunft vor Kurzem; her recent tripihre erst kurz zurückliegende Reise; he is a recent arrivaler ist erst vor Kurzem angekommen, er ist erst kurz hier; in the recent pastin jüngerer or jüngster Zeit (geh), → erst vor Kurzem; in recent yearsin den letzten Jahren; in recent timesin letzter or jüngster (geh)Zeit; of recent dateneueren Datums; in recent historyin der jüngsten Vergangenheit; recent developmentsjüngste Entwicklungen, Entwicklungen in jüngster Zeit

recent

[ˈriːsnt] adjrecente
in recent memory → in tempi recenti
in recent years → negli ultimi anni

recent

(ˈriːsnt) adjective
happening, done etc not long ago. Things have changed in recent weeks; recent events.
ˈrecently adverb
He came to see me recently.

recent

أَخِير nedávný nylig kürzlich πρόσφατος reciente äskettäinen récent nedavni recente 最近の 최근의 recent nylig ostatni recente недавний nylig เร็วๆ นี้ yeni gần đây 新近的

recent

a. reciente; moderno; nuevo-a;
adv. recientemente, hace poco tiempo.
References in classic literature ?
But there was no recent picture, none which suggested the Robert who had gone away five days ago, leaving a void and wilderness behind him.
Numberless recent massacres were still vivid in their recollections; nor was there any ear in the provinces so deaf as not to have drunk in with avidity the narrative of some fearful tale of midnight murder, in which the natives of the forests were the principal and barbarous actors.
A descriptive paragraph or two, treating of the seven-gabled mansion in its more recent aspect, will bring this preliminary chapter to a close.
Surveyor Pue, about fourscore years ago; and likewise, in a newspaper of recent times, an account of the digging up of his remains in the little graveyard of St.
It was exactly as if they had both had at heart to gloss over any recent little friction.
In the course of the defence, the witty Erskine went on to illustrate his position, by alluding to a recent crim.
It had been the task of his recent life to fight them down, to crush them out of him, never in his life would he have suffered from them again, save that they had caught him unawares, and overwhelmed him before he could protect himself.
You can get used to such things, too, my friend; and it is the great object of recent efforts to make our whole northern community used to them, for the glory of the Union.
This American government--what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity?
His philosophy comes down to a more recent time than ours.
It was true -- as to recent times at least -- for there was witness to it, and better witness than a monk; only about twenty or thirty feet of the chain showed wear and use, the rest of it was unworn and rusty.
Nothing as to lineage - that is, nothing as to recent lineage - but plenty good enough when you go a good way back.

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