Recent



[ree-suh nt] /ˈri sənt/

adjective
1.
of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.:
recent events; a recent trip.
2.
not long past:
in recent years.
3.
of or belonging to a time not long past.
4.
(initial capital letter) Geology. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end of the glacial period, about 10,000 years ago, and forming the latter half of the Quaternary Period; Holocene.
noun
5.
Also called Holocene. (initial capital letter) Geology. the Recent Epoch or Series.
/ˈriːsənt/
adjective
1.
having appeared, happened, or been made not long ago; modern, fresh, or new
/ˈriːsənt/
adjective, noun
1.
(geology) another word for Holocene
adj.

early 15c., from Latin recentem (nominative recens) “lately done or made, new, fresh, young,” from re- (see re-) + PIE root *ken- “fresh, new, young” (cf. Greek kainos “new;” Sanskrit kanina- “young;” Old Irish cetu- “first;” Old Church Slavonic načino “to begin,” koni “beginning”). Related: Recently; recentness (1670s, but OED reports recency (1610s) was “Common in 19th c.”).
Recent
(rē’sənt)
See Holocene.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Recent changes

    Recent changes to FOLDOC (/new.html).

  • Recently

    [ree-suh nt] /ˈri sənt/ adjective 1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events; a recent trip. 2. not long past: in recent years. 3. of or belonging to a time not long past. 4. (initial capital letter) Geology. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end […]



  • Recentness

    [ree-suh nt] /ˈri sənt/ adjective 1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events; a recent trip. 2. not long past: in recent years. 3. of or belonging to a time not long past. 4. (initial capital letter) Geology. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end […]

  • Recentralize

    [sen-truh-lahyz] /ˈsɛn trəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), centralized, centralizing. 1. to draw to or gather about a . 2. to bring under one control, especially in government: to centralize budgeting in one agency. verb (used without object), centralized, centralizing. 3. to come together at or to form a center. /ˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. to draw or […]



Disclaimer: Recent definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.