retrogradation

[re-troh-grey-dey-shuh n]
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Origin of retrogradation

1545–55; < Late Latin retrōgradātiōn- (stem of retrōgradātiō), probably equivalent to Latin retrōgrad(us) retrograde + -ātiō -ation, as translation of Greek anapodismós
Related formsret·ro·gra·da·to·ry [re-truh-grey-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌrɛ trəˈgreɪ dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Related Words for retrogradation

lapse, regression, relapse, retrogression, atavism, throwback

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