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retro-(word root) backward
Examples of words with the root retro-: retroactive
1. Retroactive: retro pay.
2. Involving, relating to, or reminiscent of an earlier time; retrospective: "As is often the case in retro fashion, historical accuracy is somewhat beside the point" (New York Times).
n. pl. ret·ros
Fashion or style, as in music, reminiscent of an earlier time.
n, pl -ros
(Astronautics) short for retrorocket
(Clothing & Fashion) denoting something associated with or revived from the past: retro dressing; retro fashion.
2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes.
[1970–75; by shortening]
a prefix meaning “back, backward”: retrogress; retrorocket.
[< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind]
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|Noun||1.||retro - a fashion reminiscent of the past |
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
|Adj.||1.||retro - affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"|
retrospective - concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"