Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch(adj)
approximately the last 10,000 years
"recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"
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"
Having happened a short while ago.
Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.
Origin: Latin recens ("fresh"), related to Greek καινός ("new").
of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news
of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells
Origin: [L. recens, -entis: cf. F. rcent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē′sent, adj. of late origin or occurrence: fresh: modern: (geol.) belonging to the present geological period.—adv. Rē′cently.—n. Rē′centness. [Fr.,—L. recens, recentis.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'recent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #574
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'recent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1804
Rank popularity for the word 'recent' in Adjectives Frequency: #69
center, centre, Centre, tenrec
The numerical value of recent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of recent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights and inadequate stress put upon his duties and responsibilities.
A recent government publication on the marketing of cabbage contains, according to one report, 26,941 words. It is noteworthy in this regard that the Gettysburg Address contains a mere 279 words while the Lord's Prayer comprises but 67.
The recent drop in the price of oil confirms ... the global commitment producers have to their current levels of output, could we see $30 oil in the next 15 months? Absolutely, and headlines like China's recent yuan devaluation and the prospect of sanctions on Iran being lifted will only contribute to such volatility.
The recent drop in the price of oil confirms ... the global commitment producers have to their current levels of (high) output, could we see $30 oil in the next 15 months? Absolutely, and headlines like China's recent yuan devaluation and the prospect of sanctions on Iran being lifted will only contribute to such volatility.
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- أخير, جديد, الأخيرةArabic
- recent, frescCatalan, Valencian
- nylig, friskDanish
- kürzlich, neu, jüngstGerman
- lasta, lastatempaEsperanto
- äsjane, hiljutineEstonian
- تازه, اخیرPersian
- tuore, äskeinenFinnish
- farskWestern Frisian
- resanHaitian Creole
- nem régiHungarian
- baru sajaIndonesian
- recènteLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- niedawny, ostatni, świeżyPolish
- nov, недавни, нов, nedavniSerbo-Croatian
- เร็วๆ นี้Thai
- débayaUyghur, Uighur
- gần đâyVietnamese
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