Definitions for: Retrospect


[n] contemplation of things past; "in retrospect"
[v] look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re"tro*spect, v. i. [L. retrospicere; retro back +
specere, spectum, to look. See Spy, and cf. Expect.]
To look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past.

It may be useful to retrospect to an early period. --A.
Hamilton.


Re"tro*spect, n.
A looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the
past. --Cowper.

We may introduce a song without retrospect to the old
comedy. --Landor.

Synonyms: look back, review

See Also: contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, remember, rumination, think back, thoughtfulness

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