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retrospective

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adjective ret·ro·spec·tive \-ˈspek-tiv\

Simple Definition of retrospective

  • : of or relating to the past or something that happened in the past

  • : effective from a particular date in the past

Full Definition of retrospective

  1. 1 a (1) :  of, relating to, or given to retrospection (2) :  based on memory <a retrospective report> b :  being a retrospective <a retrospective exhibition>

  2. 2 :  affecting things past :  retroactive <retrospective laws>

  3. 3 :  relating to or being a study (as of a disease) that starts with the present condition of a population of individuals and collects data about their past history to explain their present condition

ret·ro·spec·tive·ly adverb

Examples of retrospective

  1. They issued a retrospective report.

  2. a retrospective analysis of what went wrong

  3. The museum is having a retrospective exhibit of the artist's early works.



1664

First Known Use of retrospective

1664


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retrospective

noun ret·ro·spec·tive

Simple Definition of retrospective

  • : an exhibition of work that an artist has done in the past

Full Definition of retrospective

  1. :  a generally comprehensive exhibition, compilation, or performance of the work of an artist over a span of years; broadly :  review 7a <a retrospective of 20th century haute couture>

Examples of retrospective

  1. The museum is featuring a retrospective of Picasso's early works.



1932

First Known Use of retrospective

1932


Medical Dictionary

retrospective

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adjective ret·ro·spec·tive \-ˈspek-tiv\

Medical Definition of retrospective

  1. 1a:  of, relating to, or given to introspectionb:  relating to or being a study (as of a disease) that starts with the present condition of a population of individuals and collects data about their past history to explain their present condition—compare prospective

  2. 2:  based on memory

  3. ret·ro·spec·tive·ly adverb





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