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Having happened a short while ago.
Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.
Middle English new, fresh from Latin recēns recent- ken- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin recēns (genitive recentis).
This memory was recent and came easily.
The restaurant was a recent and welcome addition.
It was a recent picture, and she was smiling, her dark eyes dancing.
It was a recent decision.
Recent events forced my hand.
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