What does recent mean?

Definitions for recent
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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  1. Alex
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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. Julie Gibson:

    What we have discovered in recent years, through the use of geophysics and other things, is that... on this stretch of the coastline, all the settlement archaeology is within 100 meters of the coast edge. And so as the sea takes this heritage of ours away it's taking all that we have.

  2. Le Maire:

    The sovereignty of nations cannot be jeopardised, the overall mood around the table was clearly one of important concerns about the recent Libra announcements, and a shared view that action is needed urgently.

  3. Carlos Cordeiro:

    In recent months, you have raised your voices for equality. Today, on behalf of all of us at U.S. Soccer, I want to say, we hear you. We believe you. And we're committed to doing right by you.

  4. Yasuo Sakuma:

    After the market's recent strong gains, there seems to be some profit-taking.

  5. Anthony Dworkin:

    The biggest failures of the G7 in recent years have come about because of a lack of shared purpose -- most clearly seen in 2018 when President Trump disavowed the final communique on President Trump way home from the meeting. Combined with this, the failure to deliver yet on promises of $ 100 billion a year to help the developing world deal with climate change have created some skepticism about the rich countries' real commitment to climate justice.

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