retrospection

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

Definition of retrospection

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

Examples of retrospection in a sentence

  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>

1624

First Known Use of retrospection

1624


RETROSPECTION Defined for English Language Learners

retrospection

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

Definition of retrospection for English Language Learners

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



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