Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being recent, newness

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

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

Etymologies

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Latin recentia, from Latin recens. See recent.

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