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retrospect

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noun ret·ro·spect \ˈre-trə-ˌspekt\

Definition of retrospect

  1. 1 archaic :  reference to or regard of a precedent or authority

  2. 2 :  a review of or meditation on past events

in retrospect

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of retrospect

probably from retro- + prospect


First Known Use: 1601


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retrospect

adjective ret·ro·spect

Definition of retrospect

1701

First Known Use of retrospect

1701


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retrospect

verb ret·ro·spect

Definition of retrospect

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to engage in retrospection

  3. 2 :  to refer back :  reflect

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to go back over in thought

1659

First Known Use of retrospect

1659


RETROSPECT Defined for Kids

retrospect

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noun ret·ro·spect \ˈre-trə-ˌspekt\

Definition of retrospect for Students

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



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