Definitions for retrospect
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word retrospect.
contemplation of things past
review, look back, retrospectverb
look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
"she reviewed her achievements with pride"
consideration of past times
To look or refer back to; to reflect on
Etymology: retrospectum, from retrospicio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Look thrown upon things behind or things past.
Etymology: retro and specio, Lat.
As you arraign his majesty by retrospect, so you condemn his government by second sight. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 9.
Retrospect is the act or process of thinking back or looking back on past events, situations or decisions. It involves reviewing and contemplating past actions, experiences, or decisions to gain a better understanding, learn lessons, or remember specific details.
to look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past
a looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the past
Etymology: [L. retrospicere; retro back + specere, spectum, to look. See Spy, and cf. Expect.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ret′rō-spekt, or rē′-, n. a looking back: a contemplation of the past: the past.—n. Retrospec′tion, the act or faculty of looking back on the past.—adj. Retrospec′tive.—adv. Retrospec′tively. [L. retrospectus, pa.p. of retrospicĕre—retro, back, specĕre, to look.]
The numerical value of retrospect in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of retrospect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Again, in retrospect, perhaps we would have done things differently but his suicide attempts were back in '08 and '09. This was 2015. I don't know that the physician knew about the missing person report, and we weren't there at the time to see what actually happened. That's one of the challenges with looking at medical records afterward and why it's so important to do good documentation.
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
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- Rückschau, RückblickGerman
- iraganera begiratze, atzera begiratzeBasque
- coup d'œil rétrospectif, rétrospectionFrench
- sealltainn air ais, ath-bheachdScottish Gaelic
- बीती बातों की जांचHindi
- 遡上, 回顧Japanese
- взгляд в прошлое, взгляд назад, ретроспективный взглядRussian
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