Simple Definition of recent
: happening or beginning not long ago
Examples of recent
Recent events have brought attention to the problem.
I usually watch that show every week, but I missed the most recent episode.
Medical science has made amazing progress in recent decades.
That was the biggest earthquake in recent history .
Origin of recent
Middle English, from Latin recent-, recens; perhaps akin to Greek kainos new
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with recent
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