Definitions for retrospectˈrɛ trəˌspɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc.
(v.i.)to look back in thought; refer back (often fol. by to).
(v.t.)to look back upon; contemplate retrospectively.
Idioms for retrospect:
in retrospect,on evaluating the past; upon reflection.
Origin of retrospect:
1595–1605; prob. retro - + (pro )spect
contemplation of things past
review, look back, retrospect(verb)
look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
"she reviewed her achievements with pride"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when you reconsider sth that happened before
In retrospect, we should have spent more time on research.
consideration of past times
To look or refer back to; to reflect on
Origin: retrospectum, from retrospicio.
to look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past
a looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the past