Definition of retrospectively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌretrəˈspektɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌretrəˈspektɪvli//
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  1. 1by thinking about the past; in a way that is connected with something that happened in the past She wrote retrospectively about her childhood.
  2. 2(less frequent, formal retroactively) from a particular date in the past rather than from the present date The new rule will be applied retrospectively.