Meaning of RECENT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈrē-s ə nt ]


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

Date: 15th century


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.