• Recent

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: rē'sənt, IPA: /ˈɹiːsənt/

    Origin

    Latin recēns (genitive recentis).

    Full definition of recent

    Adjective

    recent

    1. Having happened a short while ago.
      • 2013, Katie L. Burke, In the News, 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.
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