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retro-(word root) backward
Examples of words with the root retro-: retroactive
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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.
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n, pl -ros
(Astronautics) short for retrorocket
(Clothing & Fashion) denoting something associated with or revived from the past: retro dressing; retro fashion.
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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"
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adjective old-time, old, former, past, period, antique, old-fashioned, nostalgia, old-world, bygone, of yesteryear original versions of today's retro looks
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n → rétro m
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n (= retrorocket) → Bremsrakete f
(Mus, Fashion) → Retro-; retro music → Retromusik f
(inf: = outdated) → retro (inf)
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