Meaning of RECENT in English

/ ˈriːsnt; NAmE / adjective

[ usually before noun ] that happened or began only a short time ago :

a recent development / discovery / event

his most recent visit to Poland

There have been many changes in recent years .



late Middle English (in the sense fresh ): from Latin recens , recent- or French récent .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.