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Meaning of retrospect

ret•ro•spect

Pronunciation: (re'tru-spekt"), [key]
— n.
  1. contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc.
  2. in looking back on past events; upon reflection: It was, in retrospect, the happiest day of her life.
—v.i.
  1. to look back in thought; refer back (often fol. by to): to retrospect to a period in one's youth.
—v.t.
  1. to look back upon; contemplate retrospectively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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