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ˈri səntRe·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epochadjective

    approximately the last 10,000 years

  2. recentadjective

    new

    "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"

  3. late(a), recentadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. recentadjective

    Having happened a short while ago.

    Etymology: Latin recens ("fresh"), related to Greek καινός ("new").

  2. recentadjective

    Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.

    Etymology: Latin recens ("fresh"), related to Greek καινός ("new").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recentadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. recens, -entis: cf. F. rcent.]

  2. Recentadjective

    of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells

    Etymology: [L. recens, -entis: cf. F. rcent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recent

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Recent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #574

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Recent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1804

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Recent' in Adjectives Frequency: #69

Anagrams for Recent »

  1. center, centre, Centre, tenrec

  2. Center

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Recent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Recent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Recent in a Sentence

  1. Sonny Perdue:

    All the things that go on in a very mobile world today will only increase the likelihood of things transferring from one nation to another, we are committing even further, based on the most recent African swine fever, to up our game.

  2. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker:

    Although recent declines in inflation compensation do give me some pause, I think the evidence indicates that inflation expectations ... remain well-anchored.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    In the wake of Sunday's shooting, we must acknowledge the hurt and honor the humanity of all involved in this loss of life, we also have a responsibility to take every step that can promote transparency and fairness, both in dealing with the recent incident and looking towards the future.

  4. Luke Ming Flanagan:

    It will be particularly vigilant as regards the broader impact of recent oil price developments on medium-term inflation trends in the euro area, should it become necessary to further address risks of too prolonged a period of low inflation, the Governing Council is unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional instruments within its mandate.

  5. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe:

    The hospital crisis is nothing new. But it has gone through one of its acutest phases in recent months, healthcare workers can't go on like this any longer.

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