Pronunciation: (re'tru-spekt"),[key] —n. 1. contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc.
2. in retrospect, in looking back on past events; upon reflection: It was, in retrospect, the happiest day of her life.
—v.i. to look back in thought; refer back (often fol. by to): to retrospect to a period in one's youth.
—v.t. to look back upon; contemplate retrospectively.