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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Retrospective  \Re`tro*spec"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  r['e]trospectif.] 
  1.  Looking  backward;  contemplating  things  past;  --  opposed  to 
  prospective;  as  a  retrospective  view. 
  The  sage,  with  retrospective  eye.  --Pope. 
  2.  Having  reference  to  what  is  past;  affecting  things  past; 
  retroactive;  as  a  retrospective  law. 
  Inflicting  death  by  a  retrospective  enactment. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  concerned  with  or  related  to  the  past;  "retrospective 
  self-justification"  [ant:  {prospective}] 
  n  :  an  exhibition  of  a  representative  selection  of  an  artist's 
  life  work 

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