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ret·ro·ac·tive

 (rĕt′rō-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
Influencing or applying to a period prior to enactment: a retroactive pay increase.

[French rétroactif, from Latin retroāctus, past participle of retroagere, to drive back : retrō-, retro- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

ret′ro·ac′tive·ly adv.
ret′ro·ac·tiv′i·ty n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.retroactively - after the fact; "he will get paid retroactively"
Translations

retroactively

[ˌrɛtrəʊˈæktɪvli] adv (= retrospectively) → rétroactivement

retroactively

advrückwirkend

retroactively

[ˌrɛtrəʊˈæktɪvlɪ] advin modo retroattivo, retroattivamente
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