From Middle English < Latin retrogradus.
- Directed backwards, retreating; reverting especially inferior state, declining; inverse, reverse; movement opposite to normal or intended motion, often circular motion.
- Counterproductive to a desired outcome.
- (astronomy, of a body orbiting another) In the opposite direction to the orbited body's spin.
retrograde (plural retrogrades)
- A degenerate person.
- (music) The reversal of a melody so that what is played first in the original melody is played last and what is played last in the original melody is played first.
(music) The reversal of a melody
- (intransitive) To move backwards; to recede; to retire; to decline; to revert.
- (intransitive, astronomy) To show retrogradation.
To move backwards, recede, retire, decline, revert
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