- backward movement.
- decline or deterioration.
Origin of retrogradation
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Examples from the Web for retrogradation
In truth, however, the retrogradation was much slighter than appeared on the surface.
The benefit is not so generously bestowed, where there is retrogradation and reflection.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete
Michel de Montaigne
The arc of retrogradation is the angular distance thus apparently traversed.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth