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recent

See also: récent

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Latin recēns (genitive recentis).

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recent (comparative more recent, superlative most recent)

  1. Having happened a short while ago.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, 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.

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recent (comparative recenter, superlative recentst)

  1. recent

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