Definitions for retroactiveˌrɛ troʊˈæk tɪv

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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.]

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