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retrospective

noun [C] uk   /ˌret.rəˈspek.tɪv/ us  
a show of the work an artist has done in their life so far: a Hockney retrospective/a retrospective of Hockney's workExhibiting and exhibitions

retrospective

adjective uk   /ˌret.rəˈspek.tɪv/ us  
relating to or thinking about the past: a retrospective album of solo Freddie Mercury tracksRelating to time
retrospectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Retrospectively, I can see where we went wrong.Relating to time
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