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Meaning of recent by Wiktionary Dictionary

Recent


    Etymology

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

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: rē'sənt, IPA: /ˈriːsənt/, SAMPA: /"ri:s@nt/

    Adjective

    recent ( comparative more recent, superlative most recent )

    1. Having happened a short while ago .
    2. Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated .

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Explanation of recent by Wordnet Dictionary

Recent


    Adjective
    1. new

    2. recent graduates
      a recent addition to the house
      recent buds on the apple trees
    3. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

    4. his recent trip to Africa
      in recent months
      a recent issue of the journal
    Noun
    1. approximately the last 10,000 years