retrodict


ret·ro·dict

transitive verb \ˌre-trə-ˈdikt\

Definition of RETRODICT

:  to utilize present information or ideas to infer or explain (a past event or state of affairs)
ret·ro·dic·tion \-ˈdik-shən\ noun
ret·ro·dic·tive \-ˈdik-tiv\ adjective

Origin of RETRODICT

retro- + predict
First Known Use: 1949

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