Definition of 'recent'
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The best pick in that sense of recent times? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There has been a flurry of investigations involving senior officials in recent months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The premium has grown in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also emerged that two patients died after long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors in recent weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is encouraging to see that recent reports show compliance is high and the new law is popular. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In recent weeks some have confidently suggested that all will be solved by a little more investment spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That's consistent with the array of relatively sluggish recent hiring indicators. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet the company also tipped itself into a corruption scandal that involves its two most recent chief executives and led to the defenestration of another senior manager. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three of the big six utilities have raised tariffs in recent weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Use of the laws has grown sharply in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This has been obscured by recent political dramas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In recent weeks one player has returned to the fold to help the cause. The Sun (2012)This most recent book is my personal book. Times, Sunday Times (2009)England have been short of specialist openers in recent times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in recent months that enthusiasm has turned to concern. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It shows those ethnic groups are relatively recent ethnic constructs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)New listings have soared in recent weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The recent political unrest in the country has also caused alarm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In recent years two thirds of reports have been implemented or accepted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In one sense recent history tells us why such an outcome is unlikely. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a relatively recent addition to the diet of humans. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)In recent times we have tried to refine that and build that capability so that any perceived weaknesses have become less visible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She has mellowed and in recent years visits to Japan have become more frequent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)America's federal regulators have not covered themselves in glory in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The recent report on last summer's riots blamed them in part on poor parenting. The Sun (2012)He and his team have pulled off the most significant turnaround on the British high street in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Over recent months, it has gained the backing of powerful tribes as well as unveiling its own army and a regional government. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This week's game is a win by the world champion from his recent visit to Brazil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'recent'
British English: recent /ˈriːsnt/ ADJECTIVE
A recent event or period of time happened only a short while ago.
...her recent trip to the mountains.
- American English: recent
- Arabic: أَخِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: recente
- Chinese: 新近的
- Croatian: nedavni
- Czech: nedávný
- Danish: nylig
- Dutch: recent
- European Spanish: reciente
- Finnish: äskettäinen
- French: récent
- German: kürzlich
- Greek: πρόσφατος
- Italian: recente
- Japanese: 最近の
- Korean: 최근의
- Norwegian: nylig
- Polish: ostatni
- European Portuguese: recente
- Romanian: recent
- Russian: недавний
- Spanish: reciente
- Swedish: nylig
- Thai: เร็วๆ นี้
- Turkish: yeni
- Ukrainian: недавній
- Vietnamese: gần đây
Definition of recent from the Collins English Dictionary
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