retrospect

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  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛtroˌspɛkt/

EtymologyEdit

Latin retrōspectum, from retrōspicio ‎(to look back at).

NounEdit

retrospect ‎(plural retrospects)

  1. consideration of past times

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VerbEdit

retrospect ‎(third-person singular simple present retrospects, present participle retrospecting, simple past and past participle retrospected)

  1. To look or refer back to; to reflect on
    • 1800: Alexander Hamilton, Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams, Esq. President of the United States - To give a correct idea of the circumstances.., it may be useful to retrospect to an early period.
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