The word recent doesn't require an exact amount of time. Otherwise the word would be redundant, as it would be a synonym for whatever amount of time you allocated it. The concept of recent means it is relatively close to now, but without being in the future. That excludes anything that is not close to now, such as anything that was quite a long time ago. This of course leads us into the definition of the word "relatively," a word which has the effect of introducing some form of context. Therefore "recent" as an evolutionary biologist or a geologist might use it is differentiated from "recent" as a bloke talking about kick-off tournaments might use it. I understand there were very few kick-off tournaments played during the Permian period. However for the purposes of clarity I can confirm that when I talk about players being active, the recentness of their most recent activity must be considered in a timescale of months rather than of years. That is to say, any measurement that consists of a number of years equal to or exceeding two must be excluded from the immediate contextualised definition of the word "recent." This is without admitting that a timescale of more than six months but less than two years is absolutely contained within the definition of "recent" even for the purposes of this particular context. Setting absolute boundaries while useful for the purposes of classification and certainty does not always reflect the subjective nature of individual perceptions of a world that is full of shades of gray, where the boundaries both blur and move even within the perspective of an individual over time.
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