Definition of retrospection
: the act or process or an instance of surveying the past
Examples of retrospection in a sentence
This is a time of retrospection for many people.
the president is confident that future retrospections will cast his actions in a more favorable light
First Known Use of retrospection
RETROSPECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retrospection for English Language Learners
: the act of thinking about the past or something that happened in the past
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up retrospection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).