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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 ___.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Captain Wragge's indignation, when he saw the answer to his advertisement, stooped to no retrospective estimate of his own conduct; he was as deeply offended, as sincerely angry as if he had made a perfectly honorable proposal, and had been rewarded for it by a personal insult.
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.
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.
Then, as she remained silent, and seemed to be losing herself in retrospective meditation upon her perfect respectability, he ventured upon a short cut to his goal.
Wherein, then, lay the resemblance that made the young man's heart beat with a kind of retrospective excitement?
Plymdale's maternal view was, that Rosamond might possibly now have retrospective glimpses of her own folly; and feeling the advantages to be at present all on the side of her son, was too kind a woman not to behave graciously.
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.
Mr Squeers indulged in a retrospective look, for some quarter of a minute, as if this allusion to his lady's excellences had naturally led his mind to the peaceful village of Dotheboys near Greta Bridge in Yorkshire; and then looked at Ralph, as if waiting for him to say something.
Marlow smiled his retrospective smile which was kind as though he bore no grudge against people he used to know.