Meaning of RECENT in English

adj. & n.


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.

Etymology: L recens recentis or F r{eacute}cent

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.