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retro-

(word root) backward
Examples of words with the root retro-: retroactive
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retro-

pref.
1. Backward; back: retrorocket.
2. Situated behind: retrolental.
3. Contrary to a usual or natural course or direction: retrograde.
4. Resulting from or effected by reverse transcription: retroelement.

[Latin retrō-, from retrō, backward, behind; see re- in Indo-European roots.]
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retro-

prefix
1. back or backwards: retroactive.
2. located behind: retrolental.
[from Latin retrō behind, backwards]
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ret•ro

(ˈrɛ troʊ)

adj.
1. retroactive.
2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes.
[1970–75; by shortening]

retro-

a prefix meaning “back, backward”: retrogress; retrorocket.
[< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind]
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Translations

retro-

prefrück-, Rück-
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He " retro- runs" for about eight km -- from Chanakyapuri to Parliament Street -- taking four hours to complete the course.
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