retrospection

[ re-truh-spek-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛ trəˈspɛk ʃən /

noun

the action, process, or faculty of looking back on things past.
a survey of past events or experiences.

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Origin of retrospection

First recorded in 1625–35; retrospect + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for retrospection

retrospection
/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈspɛkʃən) /

noun

the act of recalling things past, esp in one's personal experience
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