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Definition 1: descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously - [adjective denoting all]

(retroactive belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 2: affecting things past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where retroactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • retroactive tax increase
  • an ex-post-facto law
  • retro pay

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(retroactive is similar to ...) concerned with or related to the past

"retrospective self-justification"

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