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ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk tɪvret·ro·spec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retrospectiveadjective

    an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work

  2. retrospectiveadjective

    concerned with or related to the past

    "retrospective self-justification"

Wiktionary

  1. retrospectivenoun

    an exhibition of works from an extended period of an artist's activity

    Etymology: retrospect+-ive. from Latin retrospectare

  2. retrospectiveadjective

    of, relating to, or contemplating the past

    Etymology: retrospect+-ive. from Latin retrospectare

  3. retrospectiveadjective

    looking backwards

    Etymology: retrospect+-ive. from Latin retrospectare

  4. retrospectiveadjective

    affecting or influencing past things; retroactive

    Etymology: retrospect+-ive. from Latin retrospectare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retrospectiveadjective

    looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to prospective; as, a retrospective view

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rtrospectif.]

  2. Retrospectiveadjective

    having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive; as, a retrospective law

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rtrospectif.]

Freebase

  1. Retrospective

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retrospective in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retrospective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of retrospective in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Cuomo:

    We are way behind in testing, there'll be plenty of time to do a retrospective. We need to increase testing as quickly as possible and get the volume as high as possible. The more people you test, the more people you can isolate.

  2. Peter Feaver:

    We could well be in a similar position : where the Trump argument is :' we are finally getting the handle on this, do you really want the disruption of a change in administration ?' the answer to that, I think, hinges heavily on whether the President can win the retrospective judgment on,' Were you the one who got us into this mess in the first place ?'.

  3. Subramanian Sharma:

    Daiichi's share sale is having some impact but the underlying trend has weakened due to equity-led worries around Jan-March earnings and retrospective taxes on profits of foreign investors.

  4. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    The tax demand made to Cairn was very unwelcome, i've had a very clear indication from Mr Jaitley...who is clear and categoric that this government will not be issuing any further notices under the retrospective tax legislation.

  5. Saint Laurent:

    It is my soul, i was not so happy at first. I never wanted to do a retrospective, and it ended up like that.

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