retro-gradation

retrogradation

[re-troh-grey-dey-shuhn]
noun
1.
backward movement.
2.
decline or deterioration.

Origin:
1545–55; < Late Latin retrōgradātiōn- (stem of retrōgradātiō), probably equivalent to Latin retrōgrad(us) retrograde + -ātiō -ation, as translation of Greek anapodismós

retrogradatory [re-truh-grey-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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