action that is opposed or contrary to the preceding action.

1560–70; retro- + action Unabridged
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retroaction (ˌrɛtrəʊˈækʃən)
1.  an action contrary or reciprocal to a preceding action
2.  a retrospective action, esp a law affecting events prior to its enactment

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Phenomena contributing to negative transfer are investigated, and contributing factors to this retroaction are identified.
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