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Definition of retrospective adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    retrospective

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌrɛtrəˈspɛktɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1thinking about or connected with something that happened in the past She felt a pang of retrospective sympathy for Mel.
  2. 2 = retroactive
  3. retrospectively
     
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  4.  
    adverb She wrote retrospectively about her childhood. The new rule will be applied retrospectively.
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