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Meaning of “recent” in the English Dictionary

"recent" in British English

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recentadjective

uk   us   /ˈriː.sənt/
B1 happening or ​starting from a ​shorttime ago: Is that a recent ​photo? Have you been ​following recent ​politicalevents? In recent ​times/​years/​months, etc. there has been an ​increase in the ​amount of ​violence on ​television.
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(Definition of recent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recent" in American English

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recentadjective

 us   /ˈri·sənt/
having ​happened or having been done a ​shorttime ago: He ​sent me a ​copy of his most recent ​article. A recent ​studyshows that most of the country-music ​audience is ​female.
recently
adverb  us   /ˈri·sənt·li/
We just recently moved to Texas.
(Definition of recent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recent”
in Korean 최근의…
in Arabic حَديث…
in Malaysian baru-baru ini…
in French récent…
in Russian недавний, последний…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最近的, 最新的, 近來的…
in Italian recente…
in Turkish yeni, son, geçenlerdeki…
in Polish niedawny, ostatni…
in Spanish reciente…
in Vietnamese gần đây…
in Portuguese recente…
in Thai เร็ว ๆ นี้…
in German vor kurzem…
in Catalan recent…
in Japanese 最近の, 近頃の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最近的, 最新的, 近来的…
in Indonesian mutakhir…
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