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retrospect

noun ret·ro·spect \ ˈre-trə-ˌspekt \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of retrospect

probably from retro- + prospect

retrospect Synonyms


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retrospect

adjective

Definition of retrospect

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First Known Use of retrospect

1701


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retrospect

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


RETROSPECT Defined for Kids

retrospect

noun ret·ro·spect \ ˈre-trə-ˌspekt \

Definition of retrospect for Students

: a looking back on things past
  • In retrospect, I made the right decision.


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