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A review or contemplation of things in the past: "He pursed his lips in the exercise of a retrospect across the years" (Flann O'Brien).
v. ret·ro·spect·ed, ret·ro·spect·ing, ret·ro·spects
To think about the past.
To look back on or think about (things past).
In looking back on or reviewing the past.
[From Latin *retrōspectus, past participle of retrōspicere, to look back at : retrō-, retro- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]
the act of recalling things past, esp in one's personal experience
ret•ro•spec•tion(ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk ʃən)
1. the action, process, or faculty of looking back on things past.
2. a survey of past events or experiences.
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|Noun||1.||retrospection - reference to things past; "the story begins with no introductory retrospections"|
|2.||retrospection - memory for experiences that are past; "some psychologists tried to contrast retrospection and introspection"|