Meaning of RECENT in English

adj. & n.

adj. 1 not long past; that happened, appeared, began to exist, or existed lately. 2 not long established; lately begun; modern. 3 (Recent) Geol. = HOLOCENE.

n. Geol. = HOLOCENE. recency n. recently adv. recentness n.

[ L recens recentis or F récent ]

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