Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any extension of a church behind the high altar, such as a chapel.
  • n. In an apsidal church, all the space beyond the line of the back or eastern face of the altar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any extension of a church behind the high altar, as a chapel; also, in an apsidal church, all the space beyond the line of the back or eastern face of the altar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, that part of the interior of a church or cathedral which is behind or beyond the choir, or between the choir and the lady-chapel.

Etymologies

retro- +‎ choir (Wiktionary)

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