retroactively

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌrɛtɹoʊˈæktɪvli/

Etymology[edit]

retroactive +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

retroactively (not comparable)

  1. Done after the fact; applying to events that have previously transpired.
    The new legislature passed a resolution retroactively legalizing the actions of the revolutionaries that brought them to power.

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