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Adjective: recent  ree-sunt
  1. Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
    "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal";
    - late
  2. New
    "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"
Noun: Recent
  1. Approximately the last 10,000 years
    - Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent epoch

See also: new, past

Type of: epoch

Part of: Age of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary period

Encyclopedia: Recent