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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·cent /ˈrisṇt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cent 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being new in a time not long past; "recent graduates"; "a
             recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the
             apple trees"
      2: of the immediate past or just previous to the present time;
         "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent
         trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of
         the journal" [syn: late(a)]
      3: near to or not long before the present; "recent times"; "of
         recent origin"