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RETROSPECTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retrospective mean? 

RETROSPECTIVE (noun)
  The noun RETROSPECTIVE has 1 sense:

1. an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work

  Familiarity information: RETROSPECTIVE used as a noun is very rare.


RETROSPECTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective RETROSPECTIVE has 1 sense:

1. concerned with or related to the past

  Familiarity information: RETROSPECTIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETROSPECTIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

An exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("retrospective" is a kind of...):

art exhibition (an exhibition of art objects (paintings or statues))


RETROSPECTIVE (adjective)


Sense 1retrospective [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Concerned with or related to the past

Context example:

retrospective self-justification

Similar:

ex post facto; retro; retroactive (affecting things past)

Also:

backward (directed or facing toward the back or rear)

Antonym:

prospective (concerned with or related to the future)


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