Definition of Recent

1. Noun. Approximately the last 10,000 years.

Exact synonyms: Holocene, Holocene Epoch, Recent Epoch
Group relationships: Age Of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary Period
Generic synonyms: Epoch



2. Adjective. New. "Recent buds on the apple trees"
Similar to: New
Derivative terms: Recency, Recentness

3. Adjective. Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time. "A recent issue of the journal"
Exact synonyms: Late
Similar to: Past
Derivative terms: Lateness, Recency, Recentness

Definition of Recent

1. a. 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.

Definition of Recent

1. Adjective. Having happened a short while ago. ¹

2. Adjective. Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recent

1. of or pertaining to a time not long past [adj -CENTER, -CENTEST] : RECENTLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Recent

1. 1. 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. "The ancients were of opinion, that a considerable portion of that country [Egypt] was recent, and formed out of the mud discharged into the neighboring sea by the Nile." (Woodward) 2. Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells. Origin: L. Recens, -entis: cf. F. Recent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recent

recency
recense
recensed
recenses
recensing
recension
recensionist
recensionists
recensions
recensor
recensored
recensoring
recensors
recensorship
recensus
recent (current term)
recent memory
recenter
recentered
recentering
recenters
recentest
recently
recentness
recentnesses
recentralize
recentralized
recentralizes
recentralizing
recentre

Literary usage of Recent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"CHAPTER XVI Coast-road to Coquimbo—Great loads carried by the miners—Coquimbo—Earthquake —Step-formed terraces—Absence of recent ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER V BAHIA BLANCA Bahia Blanca — Geology — Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds—recent Extinction—Longevity of Species—Large Animals do not require a luxuriant ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"Coast-road to Coquimbo—Great Loads carried by the Miners— Coquimbo—Earthquake—Step-formed Terraces—Absence of recent Deposits—Contemporaneousness of the ..."

4. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... gravel, and sand thrown up by the sea during the slow elevation of the land, of which elevation we have evidence in upraised beds of recent shells, ..."

5. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1873)
"CHAPTER V. Bahia Blanca—Geology—Numerous gigantic extinct Quadrupeds—recent Extinction—Longevity of Species—Large Animals do not require a luxu- riant ..."

6. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER V BAHIA BLANCA Bahia Blanca — Geology—'Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds—recent Extinction—Longevity of Species—Large Animals do not require a luxuriant ..."

7. Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington by Philosophical Society of Washington (1906)
"This report is not based upon a complete examination of the recent literature of geodesy. The writer has been too busy to devote much time to the special ..."

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