What does recent mean?

Definitions for recent
ˈri səntre·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch(adj)

    approximately the last 10,000 years

  2. recent(adj)

    new

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

  3. late(a), recent(adj)

    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. recent(Adjective)

    Having happened a short while ago.

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

  2. recent(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recent(adj)

    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. Recent(adj)

    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

How to pronounce recent?

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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. Carl Higbie:

    For this test to become mainstream it would A.) save lives and B.) save the VA probably billions in dollars in overmedication costs, and yet they’re not doing it and it’s like leaving your brothers out to dry, the overwhelming consensus of the pharmacogenomic community is that most of these tests currently lack evidence of clinical effectiveness. That means they have not shown to have better outcomes over the usual methods of drug prescription, with some exceptions. Many commercial tests target psychiatric disease therapy and pain management. One recent VA review documented that these tests do not yet have evidence for utility, especially in the veteran population.

  2. Bennie Thompson:

    Worse yet, they did not fix the error when it was discovered months before the election, the money that the agency needlessly and erroneously paid the campaigns is sorely needed to help fund critical Secret Service activities that have faced recent budget cuts -- including investigations into cyber and financial crimes.

  3. The French statement:

    In light of Brazils attitude these recent weeks.

  4. Tom Mangan:

    We're positive on the stock market here, and the recent setback last week just provides better opportunity to buy.

  5. Bob Ward:

    Far more people in the UK have died from recent heat waves than from storms, so it should be uncontroversial to start applying names to both.

Images & Illustrations of recent

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