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ret·ro·spec·tive

 (rĕt′rə-spĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past.
2. Looking or directed backward.
3. Applying to or influencing the past; retroactive.
4. Of, relating to, or being a retrospective: a retrospective art exhibition.
n.
An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.

ret′ro·spec′tive·ly adv.

retrospective

(ˌrɛtrəʊˈspɛktɪv)
adj
1. looking or directed backwards, esp in time; characterized by retrospection
2. applying to the past; retroactive
n
(Art Terms) an exhibition of an artist's life's work or a representative selection of it
ˌretroˈspectively adv
ˌretroˈspectiveness n

ret•ro•spec•tive

(ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk tɪv)

adj.
1. directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc.
2. looking or directed backward.
3. retroactive, as a statute.
n.
4. an exhibit showing an entire phase or representative examples of an artist's lifework.
5. an exhibit or series of performances representing the lifework of a composer, performer, etc.
[1655–65]
ret`ro•spec′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retrospective - an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
art exhibition - an exhibition of art objects (paintings or statues)
Adj.1.retrospective - concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
prospective - of or concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "a prospective bride"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation"

retrospective

noun
1. review, revision, another look, reassessment, fresh look, second look, reconsideration, re-evaluation, re-examination They honoured him with a retrospective of his work.
adjective
1. retroactive, backdated, backward-looking a retrospective fear of the responsibility she had taken on
Translations

retrospective

[ˌretrəʊˈspektɪv]
A. ADJretrospectivo; [law etc] → retroactivo, de efecto retroactivo
B. N (Art) → (exposición f) retrospectiva f

retrospective

[ˌrɛtrəˈspɛktɪv]
adj
[law] → rétroactif/ive
[feeling, look, claim, observation] → rétrospectif/ive
(ART) a retrospective exhibition → une rétrospective
a retrospective show → une rétrospective
n
(ART)rétrospective f

retrospective

adj thoughtrückblickend; wisdomim Nachhinein; (Admin, Jur) → rückblickend; pay riserückwirkend; retrospective effectRückwirkung f; a retrospective exhibitioneine Retrospektive; a retrospective look (at)ein Blick mzurück (→ auf +acc)

retrospective

[ˌrɛtrəʊˈspɛktɪv]
1. adj (gen) → retrospettivo/a; (pay rise) (Law) → retroattivo/a
2. n (Art) → retrospettiva

ret·ro·spec·tive

a. retrospectivo-a;
___ studyestudio ___.
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I have not hesitated to furnish the reader with all these retrospective details, known to me through my business relations with Monsieur Robert Darzac.
Had every State a right to regulate the value of its coin, there might be as many different currencies as States, and thus the intercourse among them would be impeded; retrospective alterations in its value might be made, and thus the citizens of other States be injured, and animosities be kindled among the States themselves.
Wherein, then, lay the resemblance that made the young man's heart beat with a kind of retrospective excitement?
Some retrospective perception of this came long afterward when I read his essays, and after I knew all of his poetry, and later yet when I read the 'Vicar of Wakefield'; but for the present my eyes were holden, as the eyes of a boy mostly are in the world of art.
You always hated geometry," said Diana with a retrospective smile.
But Mrs Varden, whose practical religion (as is not uncommon) was usually of the retrospective order, cut him short by declaiming on the sinfulness of such junketings, and holding that it was high time to go to bed.
Superstition was with me at that moment; but it was not yet her hour for complete victory: my blood was still warm; the mood of the revolted slave was still bracing me with its bitter vigour; I had to stem a rapid rush of retrospective thought before I quailed to the dismal present.
As he quitted the room, Elizabeth felt how improbable it was that they should ever see each other again on such terms of cordiality as had marked their several meetings in Derbyshire; and as she threw a retrospective glance over the whole of their acquaintance, so full of contradictions and varieties, sighed at the perverseness of those feelings which would now have promoted its continuance, and would formerly have rejoiced in its termination.
said Martin the younger, who was sorry to have provoked this retrospective harshness.
The shrinking of her auditress stopped her for a moment in her flow of words, delivered in a retrospective gloomy voice.
Bumble put down his hat; unbuttoned his coat; folded his arms; inclined his head in a retrospective manner; and, after a few moments' reflection, commenced his story.
This, by retrospective analysis, we could easily explain by the fact of his great trouble.