moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
going from better to worse
moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction
move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
move in a direction contrary to the usual one
"The glacier retrogrades"
retrograde, rehash, hash over(verb)
go back over
regress, retrograde, retrogress(verb)
get worse or fall back to a previous condition
A degenerate person.
the reversal of a melody so that what is played first in the original melody is played last and what is played last in the original melody is played first
To move backwards; to recede; to retire; to decline; to revert.
To show retrogradation.
Origin: From < retrogradus.
apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that is, from east to west, as a planet
tending or moving backward; having a backward course; contrary; as, a retrograde motion; -- opposed to progressive
declining from a better to a worse state; as, a retrograde people; retrograde ideas, morals, etc
to go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet
hence, to decline from a better to a worse condition, as in morals or intelligence
Origin: [L. retrogradare, retrogradi: cf. F. rtrograder.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ret′rō-, or rē′trō-grād, adj. going backward: falling from better to worse: contrary: (biol.) becoming less highly organised, as 'a retrograde theory:' swimming backwards, as many animals: (astron.) moving westwards relatively to the fixed stars.—v.i. to go backwards.—ns. Retrogradā′tion, deterioration; Rē′trogress, falling off; Rētrogres′sion, a going backward: a decline in quality or merit.—adjs. Rētrogres′sional, Rētrogress′ive.—adv. Rētrogress′ively.—n. Rētrogress′iveness. [L. retrogradus, going backward—retro, backward, gradi, gressus, to go.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The process for the movement of non-unit equipment and materiel from a forward location to a reset (replenishment, repair, or recapitalization) program or to another directed area of operations to replenish unit stocks, or to satisfy stock requirements.
The numerical value of retrograde in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of retrograde in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of retrograde in a Sentence
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.
If this is part of international action against ISIL (IS) and that appalling terrorist death cult outfit, then that is all to the good, if, on the other hand, this is action against the Free Syrian Army and in defence of Assad the dictator, then obviously that is a retrograde step, but let's see exactly what's happened.
This week, while one part of the Japanese government is proudly facilitating international cooperation by hosting the G20 meeting, another is quietly extricating itself from the obligation for global collaboration on the protection and management of the world's whales, japan leaving the IWC and defying international law to pursue its commercial whaling ambitions is renegade, retrograde and myopic....
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