from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past.
- adj. Looking or directed backward.
- adj. Applying to or influencing the past; retroactive.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a retrospective: a retrospective art exhibition.
- n. An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, or contemplating the past
- adj. looking backwards
- adj. affecting or influencing past things; retroactive
- n. an exhibition of works from an extended period of an artist's activity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to
- adj. Having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Looking backward; considering the past.
- In law, retroactive; affecting matters which occurred before it was adopted: as, a retrospective act, law, or statute.
- Capable of being looked back to; occurring in the past; bygone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. concerned with or related to the past
- n. an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
The Best of Lucius Shepard, a career retrospective, is now available from Subterranean Press, and next year will see the publication of a new as yet untitled novel.
Between 60 and 41 yesterday we included a four-sided memoir of a one-of-a-kind childhood, a big retrospective from a master of the short-short-short story, a delirious trilogy-ender from the Demon Dog himself, a tiny and spellbindingly lovely novel of memory, and a travel tale far smarter than its sexpot cover would lead you to think.
A highlight of the retrospective is "Eldorado/Creation" (2008), in which he captures a new dance piece choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj, featuring a score by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
So, as a retrospective is it causing the mayhem that you predicted?
I risked driving through the dangerous weather to get here, and in retrospective I probably shouldn't have.
My fifth book-review retrospective is from February, and my choice is Sun Storm by Asa Larsson.
My twentieth, and last in this series, book-review retrospective is The Shadow in the River, by Frode Grytten, from May.
My eighth book-review retrospective is The Scent of the Night, the sixth of a wonderful series of books by Andrea Camilleri.
The eleventh choice in my daily book-review retrospective is another from March, The Pure in Heart, by Susan Hill.
One of the people they interview in their 1999 retrospective is Catherine Hardwicke.