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Definition of Retroactive

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taking effect on a past date
Retroactive Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is past; retrospective.
  
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retroactive
\re`tro*act"ive\ (?), a. [cf. f. rétroactif.] fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is past; retrospective. --beddoes.
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Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
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
(antonym) proactive
(classification) psychology, psychological science
2. affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"
(synonym) ex post facto, retro
(similar) retrospective
Retroactive Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Retroactive may refer to:
  • Retroactive (album), an album by Grand Puba
  • Retro-active, an album by Karizma
  • Retro Active, an album by Def Leppard
  • Retroactive (film), a 1997 movie starring James Belushi and Kylie Travis

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