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Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epochadjective
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.
Etymology: Latin recens ("fresh"), related to Greek καινός ("new").
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: recens, Latin.
The ancients were of opinion, that those parts, where Egypt now is, were formerly sea, and that a considerable portion of that country was recent, and formed out of the mud discharged into the neighbouring sea by the Nile. John Woodward.
Among all the great and worthy persons, whereof the memory remaineth, either ancient or recent, there is not one that hath been transported to the mad degree of love. Francis Bacon.
Urg’d on by want, and recent from the storms,
The brackish ouze his manly grace deforms. Alexander Pope.
The Holocene ( ) is the current geological epoch. It began approximately 11,650 cal years Before Present (c. 9701 BCE), after the Last Glacial Period, which concluded with the Holocene glacial retreat. The Holocene and the preceding Pleistocene together form the Quaternary period. The Holocene has been identified with the current warm period, known as MIS 1. It is considered by some to be an interglacial period within the Pleistocene Epoch, called the Flandrian interglacial.The Holocene corresponds with the rapid proliferation, growth and impacts of the human species worldwide, including all of its written history, technological revolutions, development of major civilizations, and overall significant transition towards urban living in the present. The human impact on modern-era Earth and its ecosystems may be considered of global significance for the future evolution of living species, including approximately synchronous lithospheric evidence, or more recently hydrospheric and atmospheric evidence of the human impact. In July 2018, the International Union of Geological Sciences split the Holocene Epoch into three distinct ages based on the climate, Greenlandian (11,700 years ago to 8,200 years ago), Northgrippian (8,200 years ago to 4,200 years ago) and Meghalayan (4,200 years ago to the present), as proposed by International Commission on Stratigraphy. The oldest age, the Greenlandian was characterized by a warming following the preceding ice age. The Northgrippian Age is known for vast cooling due to a disruption in ocean circulations that was caused by the melting of glaciers. The most recent age of the Holocene is the present Meghalayan, which began with extreme drought that lasted around 200 years.
The term "recent" generally refers to something that has happened or appeared not long ago or just a short time previously. It indicates the near past. The exact time frame can vary based on the context but it's usually relative to the present time.
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
Etymology: [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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Rank popularity for the word 'Recent' in Adjectives Frequency: #69
The numerical value of Recent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Recent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn't happen in the end.
To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
There are many, and legitimate, contributing factors to the global economic slowdown narrative. These include China-related issues, such as the recent devaluation of its currency, the stock market's boom and bust in recent months, and slower GDP growth, i believe that this volatility is likely to remain with us, at least until the end of the year ... But for most long term investors, fears of a near-term financial apocalypse are overdone.
There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights and inadequate stress put upon his duties and responsibilities.
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- الأخيرة, جديد, أخيرArabic
- fresc, recentCatalan, Valencian
- nylig, friskDanish
- kürzlich, neu, jüngstGerman
- lasta, lastatempaEsperanto
- hiljutine, äsjaneEstonian
- تازه, اخیرPersian
- äskeinen, tuoreFinnish
- farskWestern Frisian
- resanHaitian Creole
- nem régiHungarian
- baru sajaIndonesian
- recènteLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- niedawny, ostatni, świeżyPolish
- недавни, nedavni, nov, новSerbo-Croatian
- เร็วๆ นี้Thai
- débayaUyghur, Uighur
- gần đâyVietnamese
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