What does retroactive mean?

Definitions for retroactiveˌrɛ troʊˈæk tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word retroactive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retroactive(adj)

    descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously

  2. ex post facto, retroactive, retro(adj)

    affecting things past

    "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"


  1. retroactive(Adjective)

    Extending in scope, effect, application or influence to a prior time or to prior conditions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retroactive(adj)

    fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is past; retrospective

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. rtroactif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retroactive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retroactive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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