retroaction

[ re-troh-ak-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈæk ʃən /

noun

action that is opposed or contrary to the preceding action.

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Origin of retroaction

First recorded in 1560–70; retro- + action
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British Dictionary definitions for retroaction

retroaction
/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈækʃən) /

noun

an action contrary or reciprocal to a preceding action
a retrospective action, esp a law affecting events prior to its enactment
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