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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Definitions for retrograde

  1. Having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating.
  2. Inverse or reversed, as order.
  3. Exhibiting degeneration or deterioration.

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Citations for retrograde
But, contrary to my expectations, the Nautilus took a decided retrograde motion. Jules Verne, Scott McKowen, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Our baggage being laid on scaffolds and well covered, we began our retrograde march at 1 PM, having remained about 3 hours on this snowy mountain. John Bakeless, The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Origin of retrograde
Retrograde derives from the Latin retrogradus, "going back."