• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Retro- A prefix or combining form signifying backward back; as, retroact, to act backward; retrospect, a looking back.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. retro, adv., backward, back. Cf. Re-


In literature:

S. parazonium, stat inter duos fluvios humi jacentes, et ab accedente retro Victoria coronatur.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
I charge thee: Vade retro, Satanas.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
To retro-grade is to be lost.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The women of the Balkan - buried under provocative mask-like make up, retro hairstyles and too narrow dresses.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Not much later is the retro-choir.
"England of My Heart--Spring" by Edward Hutton
Two Bays of Retro-choir.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)" by Hubert C. Corlette
The stone carving of the retro-choir, as the earlier work cast of the transepts is generally called, was greatly injured by the fire.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
The town authorities thereupon converted the Lady Chapel and the retro-choir into the grammar school.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
Omnia de carnalibus in spiritalia renovavit nova dei gratia superducto evangelio, expunctore totius retro vetustatis.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
East of the retro-choir is the exterior of a staircase leading from the north choir aisle to the clerestory parapet.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley

In news:

The retro-style Fujifilm X-E1 is the little brother to the X-Pro1 and uses the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and the same X-Mount for Fujinon XF lenses.
Carrying his recently deceased father's sky-blue retro suitcase as well as a Walkman and a dozen CDs, Joe Bralic cleared US immigration and boarded his flight to Los Angeles.
Go retro at Hotel Lumen 's Front Room.
The mirrored walls, retro stools and curved bar are straight out of the 1970s.
Clement Salvadori November 10, 2011 Filed under Retro + Vintage Motorcycle Reviews.
Discovered by ultra-secretive NASA program code-named "retro-rocket".
In the fast-shrinking realm of electronics, micro is already retro.
When the octopus and squid appear in retro bathing suits you feel like you're in good hands -- or tentacles , as the case may be.
From museum exhibits to makeup collaborations to retro runway trends, this season is all about Pop.
MADISON — Wisconsin is going retro for the Rose Bowl.
The show features over 30 professional dealers with Victorian, Deco, Country, Native American, and retro influences.
Atkins announced the launch of its national retro-commissioning business.
They are outdoor versions of fondu in a way, and fondu is retro these days.
The Town of Beech Mountain's Totally 80s Retro Weekend is set for Friday to Sunday, Feb 24 to 26.
For beginning adults wanting to ride around their neighbourhoods, try the Avanti Ubo - a modern take on the retro bike with an elegant frame design, from $999.90.

In science:

The recall process can be confounded by pro and retro -active interference.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
To measure this effect, the laser emitter of the API was installed on a mount (especially constructed for the VertexRSI antenna; the laser tracker platform on the AEC antenna) at the reflector vertex, the retro– reflector was installed on the subreflector.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
By the time the bounce occurs the distance from the origin of the pulse in frame O to the retro-reflector has increased from D to D + ∆D .
The invariance of the speed of light
In two directions, retro-reflection of an intensity-stabilized beam results in a lattice with spacing between sites of λl /2 = 405 nm; the optical configuration is similar to the one described in Ref. .
Randomized benchmarking of atomic qubits in an optical lattice
CloudVisor: Retro fitting protection of virtual machines in multi-tenant cloud with nested virtualization.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing