retrospect


1ret·ro·spect

noun \ˈre-trə-ˌspekt\

Definition of RETROSPECT

1
archaic :  reference to or regard of a precedent or authority
2
:  a review of or meditation on past events
in retrospect
:  in considering the past or a past event

Examples of RETROSPECT

  1. <in retrospect, we should have saved more money for college>

Origin of RETROSPECT

probably from retro- + prospect
First Known Use: 1602

2retrospect

adjective

Definition of RETROSPECT

First Known Use of RETROSPECT

1709

3retrospect

verb

Definition of RETROSPECT

intransitive verb
1
:  to engage in retrospection
2
:  to refer back :  reflect
transitive verb
:  to go back over in thought

First Known Use of RETROSPECT

1659

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