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ret·ro·spect

 (rĕt′rə-spĕkt′)
n.
A review or contemplation of things in the past: "He pursed his lips in the exercise of a retrospect across the years" (Flann O'Brien).
v. ret·ro·spect·ed, ret·ro·spect·ing, ret·ro·spects
v.intr.
To think about the past.
v.tr.
To look back on or think about (things past).
Idiom:
in retrospect
In looking back on or reviewing the past.

[From Latin *retrōspectus, past participle of retrōspicere, to look back at : retrō-, retro- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

ret′ro·spec′tion n.

retrospect

(ˈrɛtrəʊˌspɛkt)
n
the act of surveying things past (often in the phrase in retrospect)
vb
1. to contemplate (anything past); look back on (something)
2. (often foll by: to) to refer
[C17: from Latin retrōspicere to look back, from retro- + specere to look]

ret•ro•spect

(ˈrɛ trəˌspɛkt)

n.
1. contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc.
v.i.
2. to look back in thought; refer back (often fol. by to).
v.t.
3. to look back upon; contemplate retrospectively.
Idioms:
in retrospect, on evaluating the past; upon reflection.
[1595–1605; probably retro- + (pro) spect]

retrospect


Past participle: retrospected
Gerund: retrospecting

Imperative
retrospect
retrospect
Present
I retrospect
you retrospect
he/she/it retrospects
we retrospect
you retrospect
they retrospect
Preterite
I retrospected
you retrospected
he/she/it retrospected
we retrospected
you retrospected
they retrospected
Present Continuous
I am retrospecting
you are retrospecting
he/she/it is retrospecting
we are retrospecting
you are retrospecting
they are retrospecting
Present Perfect
I have retrospected
you have retrospected
he/she/it has retrospected
we have retrospected
you have retrospected
they have retrospected
Past Continuous
I was retrospecting
you were retrospecting
he/she/it was retrospecting
we were retrospecting
you were retrospecting
they were retrospecting
Past Perfect
I had retrospected
you had retrospected
he/she/it had retrospected
we had retrospected
you had retrospected
they had retrospected
Future
I will retrospect
you will retrospect
he/she/it will retrospect
we will retrospect
you will retrospect
they will retrospect
Future Perfect
I will have retrospected
you will have retrospected
he/she/it will have retrospected
we will have retrospected
you will have retrospected
they will have retrospected
Future Continuous
I will be retrospecting
you will be retrospecting
he/she/it will be retrospecting
we will be retrospecting
you will be retrospecting
they will be retrospecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retrospecting
you have been retrospecting
he/she/it has been retrospecting
we have been retrospecting
you have been retrospecting
they have been retrospecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retrospecting
you will have been retrospecting
he/she/it will have been retrospecting
we will have been retrospecting
you will have been retrospecting
they will have been retrospecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retrospecting
you had been retrospecting
he/she/it had been retrospecting
we had been retrospecting
you had been retrospecting
they had been retrospecting
Conditional
I would retrospect
you would retrospect
he/she/it would retrospect
we would retrospect
you would retrospect
they would retrospect
Past Conditional
I would have retrospected
you would have retrospected
he/she/it would have retrospected
we would have retrospected
you would have retrospected
they would have retrospected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retrospect - contemplation of things pastretrospect - contemplation of things past; "in retrospect"
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
Verb1.retrospect - look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride"
think back, remember - recapture the past; indulge in memories; "he remembered how he used to pick flowers"

retrospect

Translations

retrospect

[ˈretrəʊspekt] Nretrospección f, mirada f retrospectiva
in retrospectretrospectivamente
in retrospect it seems a happy timevolviendo la vista atrás parece haber sido un período feliz

retrospect

[ˈrɛtrəspɛkt] n
in retrospect → rétrospectivement, après coup

retrospect

n in retrospect, what would you have done differently?was hätten Sie rückblickend or im Rückblick anders gemacht?; everything looks different in retrospectim Nachhinein or im Rückblick sieht alles anders aus

retrospect

[ˈrɛtrəʊˌspɛkt] n in retrospectripensandoci