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An example use of recent in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… now we know the recent events last year …”
Recent means happening or occurring recently.
the word recent occurs in english on average 158.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that recent can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;
3) life, nature, and living environment;