New and Recent


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New adjective – Being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles.
Usage example: new techniques in plastic surgery

Recent is a synonym for new in modern topic. In some cases you can use "Recent" instead an adjective "New", when it comes to topics like recently developed. popular alternative
Nearby Words: newness, newly, newish
Synonyms for New


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Recent adjective – Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time.
New is a synonym for recent in time topic. You can use "New" instead an adjective "Recent", if it concerns topics such as current. popular alternative
Nearby Words: recently, recency
Synonyms for Recent

Things that words describes

material new material recent material
series new series recent series
game new game recent game
story new story recent story
Other nouns: book, version, movie, games, episodes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot Recent episodes could also viewed at The Hub's official website.The series only lasted one season and after about a year with no new episodes, it was clear nothing new was in production.
  • Music / The Gazette The band has adopted a new, more modern sans-serif logo akin to Khanate's typeface in recent years, as seen on the cover of DIVISION, though they still use the old logo from time to time.
  • Video Game / Pokémon X and Y Hand Wave: The Fairy type is briefly explained as a "recent classification", presumably indicating that many former Normal-types were mistaken, but the new moves associated with the type are just there now, coming with the new type.
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Recent or New. 2016. Accessed October 20, 2020.

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