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
Recent Examples of retrospection from the Web
With the benefit of retrospection, Lundgren recalled experiencing a considerable range of emotions on his way back to being 100 percent.
Yet even his approach to retrospection feels groundbreaking.
That cinematic poem, set in Liverpool during the years after World War II, celebrates the life-sustaining power of retrospection as a bulwark against despair in a grimy industrial environment.
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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
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