An event that happened an hour ago is an example of an event that would be described as recent.
- done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
- of a time just before the present
- [R-] designating or of the Holocene Epoch of geologic time
Origin of recentMiddle French from Classical Latin recens from re-, again + Indo-European base an unverified form ken-, emerge freshly, new from source Classical Greek kainos, new
- Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
- Modern; new.
- Recent Geology Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch. geologic time
Origin of recentMiddle English new, fresh from Latin recēns recent-; see ken- in Indo-European roots.
- re′cen·cy re′cent·ness
(comparative more recent, superlative most recent)
Latin recÄ“ns (genitive recentis).