Recent meaning

rē'sənt
The definition of recent is something that happened just a short time ago.

An event that happened an hour ago is an example of an event that would be described as recent.

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Modern; new.
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Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch.
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Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new.
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Of a time just before the present.
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Designating or of the Holocene Epoch of geologic time.
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Having happened a short while ago.
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Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.
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Having done something a short while ago that distinguishes them as what they are called.

The cause has several hundred recent donors.

I met three recent graduates at the conference.

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Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
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Origin of recent

Middle English new, fresh from Latin recēns recent- ken- in Indo-European roots