See also: récent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin recēns (genitive recentis). As classifier for a geological epoch coinciding with human presence (“Recent era”) introduced by Charles Lyell in 1833.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: rē'sənt, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːsənt/
  • Hyphenation: re‧cent
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

recent (comparative more recent, superlative most recent)

  1. Having happened a short while ago.
    Synonym: (rare, obsolete) nudiustertian
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist[1], 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.
  4. (sciences) Particularly in geology, palaeontology, and astronomy: having occurred a relatively short time ago, but still potentially thousands or even millions of years ago.
  5. (obsolete, geology, astronomy, capitalized) Of the Holocene, particularly pre-21st century.[2]

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NounEdit

recent (countable and uncountable, plural recents)

  1. (obsolete, geology, capitalized) An earlier term for the Holocene.
    • 2012, Lydia Pyne; Stephen J. Pyne, The Last Lost World, Penguin, →ISBN:
      He [Charles Lyell] ignored Quaternary, a term he never accepted. The Recent addressed the age “tenanted by man,” which at the time barely extended beyond the chronicles of the Bible.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Charles Lyell (1833) Principles of Geology, volume III, book IV, page 385: “All formations, whether igneous or aqueous, which can be shown by any such proofs to be of a date posterior to the introduction of man, will be called Recent.”
  2. ^ 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."

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin recens, recentem. First attested 1653[1]. See also rentar.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

recent (masculine and feminine plural recents)

  1. recent

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “recent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French récent, from Middle French [Term?], from Latin recēns.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rəˈsɛnt/, /reːˈsɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧cent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

AdjectiveEdit

recent (comparative recenter, superlative recentst)

  1. recent

InflectionEdit

Inflection of recent
uninflected recent
inflected recente
comparative recenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial recent recenter het recentst
het recentste
indefinite m./f. sing. recente recentere recentste
n. sing. recent recenter recentste
plural recente recentere recentste
definite recente recentere recentste
partitive recents recenters

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French récent, from Latin recēns. Doublet of rece, which was inherrited.

AdjectiveEdit

recent m or n (feminine singular recentă, masculine plural recenți, feminine and neuter plural recente)

  1. recent

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