retrospection

noun ret·ro·spec·tion \ ˌre-trə-ˈspek-shən \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of retrospection

: 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

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First Known Use of retrospection

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RETROSPECTION Defined for English Language Learners

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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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