from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being recent, newness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being recent; newness; new state; late origin; lateness in time; freshness

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being recent; recentness; newness; lateness; freshness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a time immediately before the present
  • n. the property of having happened or appeared not long ago


Latin recentia, from Latin recens. See recent. (Wiktionary)


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