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retrospection

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noun ret·ro·spec·tion \ˌre-trə-ˈspek-shən\

Simple Definition of retrospection

  • : the act of thinking about the past or something that happened in the past

Full Definition of retrospection

  1. :  the act or process or an instance of surveying the past

Examples of retrospection

  1. This is a time of retrospection for many people.

  2. <the president is confident that future retrospections will cast his actions in a more favorable light>



1674

First Known Use of retrospection

1674



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