See also: rétro, retrò, retrô, retro-, and rétro-

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From French rétro, ultimately from Latin retro.

AdjectiveEdit

retro ‎(comparative more retro, superlative most retro)

  1. Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Scientists say that while the public may think of the moon as a problem solved and a bit retro – the place astronauts visited a half-dozen times way back before Watergate and then abandoned with a giant "meh" from mankind – in fact, lunar studies is a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of surprises.
  2. Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.

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retro ‎(plural retros or retroes)

  1. Something, such as a fashion, from the past; a retro trend.
  2. Abbreviation of retrorocket.

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retro ‎(not comparable)

  1. back

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retro

  1. behind

NounEdit

retro m ‎(invariable)

  1. back, rear, reverse

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retrō ‎(not comparable)

  1. back, backwards, behind
  2. before, formerly

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retro

  1. backwards
  2. back

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retro m, f ‎(plural retros)

  1. retro