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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 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 ?
Yet if we compare the older Reptiles and Batrachians, the older Fish, the older Cephalopods, and the eocene Mammals, with the more recent members of the same classes, we must admit that there is some truth in the remark.
Even the vexation consequent upon his recent adventure had vanished from his mind; and he could join in the hearty laughter, which any allusion to it excited in Mr.
If the periods be separated by short intervals, the measures to be reviewed and rectified will have been of recent date, and will be connected with all the circumstances which tend to vitiate and pervert the result of occasional revisions.
Auxiliaries, which are the other useless arm, are employed when a prince is called in with his forces to aid and defend, as was done by Pope Julius in the most recent times; for he, having, in the enterprise against Ferrara, had poor proof of his mercenaries, turned to auxiliaries, and stipulated with Ferdinand, King of Spain,[*] for his assistance with men and arms.
I have tried to expose to the view of the public more distinctly than is commonly done, one of the characters of the recent past.
So often have you asked me about my former existence--about my mother, about Pokrovski, about my sojourn with Anna Thedorovna, about my more recent misfortunes; so often have you expressed an earnest desire to read the manuscript in which (God knows why) I have recorded certain incidents of my life, that I feel no doubt but that the sending of it will give you sincere pleasure.
Almost within an arm's length was a little depression in the earth; it had been filled by a recent rain--a pool of clear water.
When I last saw this interesting ruin of ancient days, one of the very few remaining examples of Saxon fortification, I was strongly impressed with the desire of tracing out a sort of theory on the subject, which, from some recent acquaintance with the architecture of the ancient Scandinavians, seemed to me peculiarly interesting.
As his scouts were out one day, they came upon the traces of a recent band of savages.
Angell in an article called "A Reconsideration of James's Theory of Emotion in the Light of Recent Criticisms.
You perhaps know more of her recent history than I do.
Indeed, curiously enough, my recent haste to have them answered had suddenly died down.

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