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retrodict

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verb ret·ro·dict \ˌre-trə-ˈdikt\

Definition of retrodict

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to utilize present information or ideas to infer or explain (a past event or state of affairs)

ret·ro·dic·tion play \-ˈdik-shən\ noun
ret·ro·dic·tive play \-ˈdik-tiv\ adjective


Origin of retrodict

retro- + predict


First Known Use: 1949


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