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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously adj. - Affecting things past.

Usage examples (33)
  • The Commission is currently considering whether to propose retroactive legislation.
  • retroactive tax increase
  • Well, I'm not sure this proposal is retrospective I prefer the term retroactive, actually.
  • BLITZER: That's what they call retroactive immunity, if you like. for more
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