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THROWBACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does throwback mean? 

THROWBACK (noun)
  The noun THROWBACK has 2 senses:

1. an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
2. a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

  Familiarity information: THROWBACK used as a noun is rare.


THROWBACK (adjective)
  The adjective THROWBACK has 1 sense:

1. characteristic of an atavist

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


 Dictionary entry details 


THROWBACK (noun)


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Meaning:

An organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

atavist; throwback

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

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)


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Meaning:

A reappearance of an earlier characteristic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

atavism; throwback; reversion

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

recurrence; return (happening again (especially at regular intervals))


THROWBACK (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characteristic of an atavist

Synonyms:

atavistic; throwback

Similar:

regressive (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)


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