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/ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk tɪv/
directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc.
looking or directed backward.
retroactive, as a statute.
an art exhibit showing an entire phase or representative examples of an artist's lifework.
any exhibition or series of showings or performances, as of musical works or motion pictures, representing the work of an artist or performer over all or a major part of a career:
a retrospective of John Ford's movies.
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British Dictionary definitions for
looking or directed backwards, esp in time; characterized by retrospection
applying to the past; retroactive
an exhibition of an artist's life's work or a representative selection of it
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