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Holocene (adj.)

in reference to the epoch that began 10,000 years ago and continues today, 1897, from French holocène (1867), from Greek holos "whole" (from PIE root *sol- "whole, well-kept") + -cene. The notion is "entirely new."

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Definitions of Holocene from WordNet

Holocene (n.)
approximately the last 10,000 years;
Synonyms: Holocene epoch / Recent / Recent epoch
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