- 1having happened or been done only a short time ago
- 2belonging to a past period of time that is not very distant
Using recent: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "recent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I saw her at a recent party.
The company has made some recent changes to its policies.
Recent studies show that the vaccine is effective.
He has been suffering from recent memory loss.
recent Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with recent
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people using social media.
As recently as last week, he was still considering the job offer.
In recent memory, there has never been such a severe storm in this area.
Origins of recent
from Latin 'recent-', meaning 'fresh, new'
Summary: recent in Brief
The term 'recent' [ˈriːsnt] refers to events or periods that have occurred not long ago. It can refer to both the immediate past and a more distant past. Examples include 'I saw her at a recent party,' and 'He has been suffering from recent memory loss.' The phrase 'in recent years' denotes a period of time during the last few years.