[re-truh-spek-tiv] /ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk tɪv/
directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc.
looking or directed backward.
retroactive, as a statute.
an art exhibit showing an entire phase or representative examples of an artist’s lifework.
any exhibition or series of showings or performances, as of musical works or motion pictures, representing the work of an artist or performer over all or a major part of a career:
a retrospective of John Ford’s movies.
looking or directed backwards, esp in time; characterized by retrospection
applying to the past; retroactive
an exhibition of an artist’s life’s work or a representative selection of it
retrospondylolisthesis ret·ro·spon·dy·lo·lis·the·sis (rět’rō-spŏn’də-lō-lĭs-thē’sĭs) n. Backward slippage of the body of a vertebra that moves it out of alignment with adjacent vertebrae.
noun 1. the technique or action, in etching or engraving, of drawing up ink from within the incised lines of an inked plate by deftly passing a soft cloth across its surface in order to spread ink to the adjacent areas.
adjective 1. (especially of the nose) turned up. adjective 1. (of a nose) turned up
retroversioflexion ret·ro·ver·si·o·flex·ion (rět’rō-vûr’sē-ō-flěk’shən, -vûr’zhō-) n. Retroversion and retroflexion of the uterus.