[ re-troh-ak-tiv ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈæk tɪv /
operative with respect to past occurrences, as a statute; retrospective: a retroactive law.
pertaining to a pay raise effective as of a past date.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
OTHER WORDS FROM retroactive
ret·ro·ac·tive·ly, adverbret·ro·ac·tiv·i·ty, nounnon·ret·ro·ac·tive, adjectivenon·ret·ro·ac·tive·ly, adverb
non·ret·ro·ac·tiv·i·ty, nounun·ret·ro·ac·tive, adjectiveun·ret·ro·ac·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby retroactive
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British Dictionary definitions for non-retroactivity
/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈæktɪv) /
applying or referring to the pastretroactive legislation
effective or operative from a date or for a period in the past
Derived forms of retroactiveretroactively, adverbretroactiveness or retroactivity, noun
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