Recent

Definition of Recent

Re´cent   Pronunciation: rē´sent
a.1.Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news.
The ancients were of opinion, that a considerable portion of that country [Egypt] was recent, and formed out of the mud discharged into the neighboring sea by the Nile.
- Woodward.
2.(Geol.) Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.

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ancient, brand-new, current, early, erstwhile, fore, former, immemorial, just out, later, latest, latter, modernistic, neoteric, new-fashioned, newly come, of yesterday, olden, once, onetime, past, prehistoric, previous, primeval, primitive, prior, quondam, sometime, then
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