Definition of recent :
1. 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.
2. Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.
new (part of speech: adjective)
- Naturally, in recent years, the number has been much less. - "The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians", Clark Wissler.
- Take the recent experience in this country. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- The scandal was quite recent, and the Blackadder case had been in everybody's mouth. - "The Passenger from Calais", Arthur Griffiths.