Retroactive vs. Retrospective

Retroactive vs. Retrospective — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Retroactive and Retrospective

Retroactiveadjective

Influencing or applying to a period prior to enactment

a retroactive pay increase.

Retrospectiveadjective

Looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past.

Retroactiveadjective

Extending in scope, effect, application or influence to a prior time or to prior conditions

Retrospectiveadjective

Looking or directed backward.

Retroactiveadjective

descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously

Retrospectiveadjective

Applying to or influencing the past; retroactive.

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Retroactiveadjective

affecting things past;

retroactive tax increasean ex-post-facto lawretro pay

Retrospectiveadjective

Of, relating to, or being a retrospective

a retrospective art exhibition.

Retrospectivenoun

An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.

Retrospectiveadjective

Of, relating to, or contemplating the past.

Retrospectiveadjective

Looking backwards.

Retrospectiveadjective

Affecting or influencing past things; retroactive.

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Retrospectivenoun

An exhibition of works from an extended period of an artist's activity.

Retrospectivenoun

an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work

Retrospectiveadjective

concerned with or related to the past;

retrospective self-justification