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1. See atavism.
2. One that has characteristics of an earlier time: a song that is a throwback to the big-band era.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a. a person, animal, or plant that has the characteristics of an earlier or more primitive type
b. a reversion to such an organism
1. (Biology) (intr) to revert to an earlier or more primitive type
2. (foll by: on) to force to depend (on): the crisis threw her back on her faith in God.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. an act of throwing back.
2. a setback or check.
4. an example of this.
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|Noun||1.||throwback - an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism|
|2.||throwback - a reappearance of an earlier characteristic|
|Adj.||1.||throwback - characteristic of an atavist|
regressive - opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state
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throwback[ˈθrəʊbæk] N (gen) → salto m atrás
it's like a throwback to the old days → es como un salto atrás a los viejos tiempos
the film is a throwback to early Minelli movies → la película supone una vuelta a las primeras películas de Minelli
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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
throwback[ˈθrəʊˌbæk] n it's a throwback to (fig) → ciò risale a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995