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Definition of the noun recent

What does recent mean as a name of something?


  1. approximately the last 10,000 years

Definition of the adjective recent

What does recent mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more recent / recenter | most recent / recentest

  1. new
    • examples: recent graduates | a recent addition to the house | recent buds on the apple trees
    • similar: new
  2. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
    • examples: his recent trip to Africa | in recent months | a recent issue of the journal
    • synonym of recent: late
    • similar: past

Alternative definition of the adjective recent


  1. Having happened a short while ago.
  2. Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.


"Recent" is a musical album of Pacou.

  • released in (14 years ago)

Phrases with Recent

  1. recent epoch
  2. Recent Memory

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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Classified and Explained (1849)

With Practical Exercises, Designed for Schools and Private Tuition by George Frederick Graham

The word recent refers to what has happened within a comparatively short space of time past — that which has been some time, but not a long time, in existence ; the word modern refers not only to what has been, but what still does, and will ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms ... (1857)

by George Frederick Graham

The word recent refers to what has happened within a comparatively short space of time past — that which has been some time, but not a long time, in existence ; the word modern refers not only to what has been, but what still does, and will ...

Google previewDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984 (1986)

Recent Books of Recognized Merit by Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins

Recent Books of Recognized Merit Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

Historiography, Recent: Eastern Christian Iconoclasm (Controversy) Italo-Greek Monasticism Lavra Libraries: Eastern Christian Liturgy: Eastern Christian Maronites Melkite Monasticism Nestorian Monasticism Office, Daily: Eastern Christian ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by Jack Cazes

Recent. Technological. Advancements. in. Maria Victoria Silva Elipe Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey, U.S.A. INTRODUCTION During the last decade, hyphenated analytical techniques have grown rapidly to solve complex ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Polymer Blends (2010)

Volume 1: Fundamentals by Avraam I. Isayev

Blends: Recent. Developments. Jeffery L. White 3.1 Introduction The science related to polymer blends has historically enjoyed a productive marriage between intellectual pursuit and economic utility, as recently discussed in a national ...

Google previewLanguage Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon (2014)

by Núria Gala, Reinhard Rapp, Gemma Bel-Enguix

After reviewing progress in open-domain question answering systems, the paper discusses a recent system, WikiTalk, that supports open-domain dialogues by using Wikipedia as a knowledge source. With the collaboratively-written sentences ...

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Small photo of SOUQ WAQIF, DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 23, 2017: World Cup 2022 scarves on sale in the souq, with the portraits of the two most recent rulersSmall photo of The Church of England parish church of All Saints in Harbury in Warwickshire, England. It was first built in the Medieval period, but rebuilt and much altered in more recent times.Small photo of Pluckley, Kent, UK, 2nd November 2017: St Nicholas Church at sunset after the recent refurbishmentSmall photo of Scenic Costa Blanca hilltop town on a sunny winter day after recent snowfallSmall photo of A portrait of Kelly Hall Tarn at sunrise. Beautiful soft light illuminating the foreground rocks, with a touch of what is left of the recent snowfall.Small photo of Gloucester cathedral after recent regenerationSmall photo of Back of a red car covered after a recent snowfall More...

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Quotes about Recent

There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights and inadequate stress put upon his duties and responsibilities. (Paxton Blair)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3E1N1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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