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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.
An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.
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1. looking or directed backwards, esp in time; characterized by retrospection
2. applying to the past; retroactive
(Art Terms) an exhibition of an artist's life's work or a representative selection of it
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ret•ro•spec•tive(ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk tɪv)
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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
B. N (Art) → (exposición f) retrospectiva f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[law] → rétroactif/ive
[feeling, look, claim, observation] → rétrospectif/ive
(ART) → rétrospective f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj thought → rückblickend; wisdom → im Nachhinein; (Admin, Jur) → rückblickend; pay rise → rückwirkend; retrospective effect → Rückwirkung f; a retrospective exhibition → eine Retrospektive; a retrospective look (at) → ein Blick m → zurück (→ auf +acc)
n → Retrospektive f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. adj (gen) → retrospettivo/a; (pay rise) (Law) → retroattivo/a
2. n (Art) → retrospettiva
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
___ study → estudio ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012