[ re-troh-grey-dey-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊ greɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
decline or deterioration.
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Origin of retrogradation
OTHER WORDS FROM retrogradationret·ro·gra·da·to·ry [re-truh-grey-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌrɛ trəˈgreɪ dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for retrogradation
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
In truth, however, the retrogradation was much slighter than appeared on the surface.