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Meaning of RETROSPECTIVE

Pronunciation:  `retru'spektiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
  2. [adj]  concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"
 

RETROSPECTIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: ex post facto, retro, retroactive
 
 Antonyms: prospective
 
 See Also: art exhibition, backward

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re`tro*spec"tive\, a. [Cf. F. r['e]trospectif.]
1. Looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to
   prospective; as, a retrospective view.

         The sage, with retrospective eye.     --Pope.

2. Having reference to what is past; affecting things past;
   retroactive; as, a retrospective law.

         Inflicting death by a retrospective enactment.
                                               --Macaulay.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Looking back at events that have already taken place.
 

 

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