Meaning of RECENT in English


Pronunciation: ' r ē -s ə nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin recent-, recens; perhaps akin to Greek kainos new

Date: 15th century

1 a : having lately come into existence : NEW , FRESH b : of or relating to a time not long past

2 capitalized : HOLOCENE

– re · cent · ness noun

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