hindsight

[ hahynd-sahyt ]
/ ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt /

noun

recognition of the realities, possibilities, or requirements of a situation, event, decision etc., after its occurrence.

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Origin of hindsight

First recorded in 1850–55; hind1 + sight
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hindsight
/ (ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt) /

noun

the ability to understand, after something has happened, what should have been done or what caused the event
a firearm's rear sight
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