The definition of recent is something that happened just a short time ago.(adjective)
An event that happened an hour ago is an example of an event that would be described as recent.
See recent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr < L recens < re-, again + IE base *ken-, emerge freshly, new > Gr kainos, new
See recent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, new, fresh
Origin: , from Latin recēns, recent-; see ken- in Indo-European roots.
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