an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
concerned with or related to the past
an exhibition of works from an extended period of an artist's activity
of, relating to, or contemplating the past
affecting or influencing past things; retroactive
Origin: retrospect+-ive. from Latin retrospectare
looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to prospective; as, a retrospective view
having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive; as, a retrospective law
Origin: [Cf. F. rtrospectif.]
Retrospective generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. For example, the term is used in medicine, describing a look back at a patient's medical history or lifestyle.
A word used to describe a pay rise, financial payment, law, legislation, legal decision or statute having the just authority or right to take effect from a previous date.
Some pieces of government legislation, financial payments of compensation, pay rises etc can be deemed to be legally essential depending on the reason and nature of the cause so therefore are retrospective.
The numerical value of retrospective in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of retrospective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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