recent

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See also: récent

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin recēns (genitive recentis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: rē'sənt, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːsənt/
  • Hyphenation: re‧cent
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Adjective[edit]

recent (comparative more recent, superlative most recent)

  1. Having happened a short while ago.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193:
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
  2. Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.
  3. 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.
  4. (sciences) Particularly in geology, palaeontology, and astronomy: having occurred a relatively short time ago, but still potentially thousands or even millions of years ago.
  5. (geology, astronomy, capitalised as "Recent") Of the Holocene, particularly pre-21st century.[1]

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. quotes "P. Gibbard & T. van Kolfschoten in F. Gradstein et al. Geol. Time Scale 2004 xxii. 451/2 The term 'Recent' as an alternative to Holocene is invalid and should not be used."

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin recens, recentem. First attested 1653[1]. See also rentar.

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recent (masculine and feminine plural recents)

  1. recent

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recent (comparative recenter, superlative recentst)

  1. recent

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of recent
uninflected recent
inflected recente
comparative recenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial recent recenter het recentst
het recentste
indefinite m./f. sing. recente recentere recentste
n. sing. recent recenter recentste
plural recente recentere recentste
definite recente recentere recentste
partitive recents recenters

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French récent.

Adjective[edit]

recent m, n (feminine singular recentă, masculine plural recenți, feminine and neuter plural recente)

  1. recent

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