[ree-suh nt] /ˈri sənt/
of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.:
recent events; a recent trip.
not long past:
in recent years.
of or belonging to a time not long past.
(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.
Also called Holocene. (initial capital letter) Geology. the Recent Epoch or Series.
having appeared, happened, or been made not long ago; modern, fresh, or new
(geology) another word for Holocene
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.”).
[ree-sept] /ˈri sɛpt/ noun 1. an idea formed by the repetition of similar percepts, as successive percepts of the same object. /ˈriːsɛpt/ noun 1. (psychol) an idea or image formed in the mind by repeated experience of a particular pattern of sensory stimulation
[ri-sep-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈsɛp tə bəl/ adjective 1. adapted to or suitable for reception.
[ri-sep-tuh-kuh l] /rɪˈsɛp tə kəl/ noun 1. a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something: a receptacle for trash. 2. Botany. the modified or expanded portion of the stem or axis that bears the organs of a single flower or the florets of a flower head. 3. Electricity. a contact device installed at an […]
- Reception centre
noun (social welfare, in Britain) 1. a place to which distressed people, such as vagrants, addicts, victims of a disaster, refugees, etc, go pending more permanent arrangements 2. a local-authority home where children are looked after in a family crisis or where long-term placement is arranged for a child whose family cannot provide a home