• IPA: /ˌɹɛtɹə(ʊ)ˈspɛktɪv/


  1. Of, relating to, or contemplating the past.
    • 2015, Louise Taylor, Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans spitting row mars Manchester United’s win over Newcastle (in The Guardian, 4 March 2015)
      While the pictures of what precisely unfolded after Cissé looked to tread on Evans are not entirely conclusive, the Football Association will surely pore over them on Thursday before quite possibly using video evidence to impose lengthy retrospective bans stemming from an incident unseen by Anthony Taylor, the referee.
  2. Looking backwards.
  3. Affecting or influencing past things; retroactive.
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retrospective (plural retrospectives)

  1. An exhibition of works from an extended period of an artist's activity.

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