See also: récent
- 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.
- Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.
- 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.
- In long-view scientific usage, particularly in geology, palaeontology, and astronomy, may refer to events not "recent" in everyday usage, thousands or even millions of years ago.
- In geology and and astronomy, "Recent", capitalised, has often been used as an exact synonym for "Holocene", particularly pre-21st century.
having happened a short while ago
- ^ 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."
|Inflection of recent|