descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously
ex post facto, retroactive, retro(adj)
affecting things past
"retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"
Extending in scope, effect, application or influence to a prior time or to prior conditions
fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is past; retrospective
Origin: [Cf. F. rtroactif.]
The numerical value of retroactive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of retroactive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The biggest surprise was that it was retroactive.
Certain resolution options could involve a retroactive change of contracts, this remains a concern.
First thing you do is say, people are not paying a water bill for poison water. And that is retroactive, you are playing three times more for poison water than I am paying in Burlington, Vermont, for clean water.
I think everyone agrees on a bipartisan basis those are the three things we must do here at the end of the session -- fund the government, make sure we don't have any retroactive tax increases and follow the tradition of many years which is to pass a National Defense Authorization Act, i'm confident the Senate will do that before we depart for the holidays.
Images & Illustrations of retroactive
Translations for retroactive
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for retroactive »
Find a translation for the retroactive definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these retroactive definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"retroactive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/retroactive>.