[ UK /ɹˌɛtɹə‍ʊspˈɛktɪv/ ]
[ US /ˌɹɛtɹəˈspɛktɪv/ ]
  1. an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
  1. concerned with or related to the past
    retrospective self-justification
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How To Use retrospective In A Sentence

  • (12 May 2006) - Three years in the business might seem like a too-brief span for a retrospective, but since 2003, Washington D. C.-based quartet the Fort Knox Five founded their own record label (called Fort Knox Recordings), remixed the likes of Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, And Tower of Power, and collaborated with hip hop's elder statesman Africa Bambaataa-not to mention all the bodies they've got moving on the ... Cool Hunting
  • And even those who'd retired in the fullness of time were no longer secure from retrospective investigation and changed pensionable status. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • He decided not to contest the retrospective charge. Times, Sunday Times
  • Once Roma were level, that incident acquired ominous overtones retrospectively.
  • Methods In this retrospective study, The operation indication, result and complication fo 11 consecutive cases of artificial iris diaphragm implantation for silicone oil support eye were studied.
  • Perceptual displacement of cues modulated performance of the prospective component but not the retrospective component.
  • It also raises the spectre of the American taxman taking retrospective action against scores of US companies that have moved offshore in recent years. Times, Sunday Times
  • For example, the period 1945-51 has come to acquire a retrospective glow which it may not altogether deserve.
  • A retrospective influence pervaded the whole performance.
  • In the recent retrospective of Nan Kempner’s wardrobe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the late socialite’s closet was re-created in breathtaking detail — all 354 jackets and 362 sweaters — but her surprisingly undistinguished collection of handbags was relegated to a high shelf and mostly hidden. Carried Away
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