retro

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See also: rétro, retrò, retrô, retro-, and rétro-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French rétro, ultimately from Latin retro.

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Adjective[edit]

retro (comparative more retro, superlative most retro)

  1. Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Scientists say that while the public may think of the moon as a problem solved and a bit retro – the place astronauts visited a half-dozen times way back before Watergate and then abandoned with a giant "meh" from mankind – in fact, lunar studies is a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of surprises.
  2. Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.

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Noun[edit]

retro (countable and uncountable, plural retros or retroes)

  1. (uncountable) Past fashions or trends.
  2. (countable) Abbreviation of retrorocket.

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Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro (not comparable)

  1. back

Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro

  1. behind

Noun[edit]

retro m (invariable)

  1. back, rear, reverse

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- + *-trō, probably taken from intrō and other similar adverbs.

Adverb[edit]

retrō (not comparable)

  1. back, backwards, behind
  2. before, formerly

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Novial[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro

  1. backwards
  2. back

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

retro (plural retros)

  1. retro