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
- 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. See Table at 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).