- the action, process, or faculty of looking back on things past.
- a survey of past events or experiences.
Origin of retrospection
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Examples from the Web for retrospection
The second half of the episode dove into the mandated 30 minutes of retrospection necessary for any series finale.I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale
March 27, 2014
He began to see things truly by the drab light of retrospection.Way of the Lawless
Now, in retrospection, she was alternately sorry that she had said as much and that she had not said more.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
At the present moment she was going over the situation in retrospection.The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army
"There will be no retrospection this evening, if you please," her voice rather metallic.The Lure of the Mask
Our Duke, however, had not reached the age of retrospection.The Young Duke
- the act of recalling things past, esp in one's personal experience
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Word Origin and History for retrospection
1630s, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin retrospicere (see retrospect).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper