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retrospective - vocabulary

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noun

An exhibition of art or performance of works produced by an artist or composer over time.

adjective

Directed to past events or situations; looking backward, looking back on.

The university must be retrospective. The gale that gives direction to the vanes on all its towers blows out of antiquity.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson “Universities” English Traits (1856)

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