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.
- Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
- Modern; new.
- Geology Of, belonging to, or denoting the Holocene Epoch. See Table at geologic time.