• WordNet 3.6
    • adj retro affecting things past "retroactive tax increase","an ex-post-facto law","retro pay"
    • n retro a fashion reminiscent of the past
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In literature:

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
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
These can be seen from the close at the junction of transept and retro-choir.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester" by Philip Walsingham Sergeant
In the retro-choir a mosaic slab over the remains of Bishop Allen (d. 1845) has a curious history.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting

In news:

That symbol of retro suburbia is making the rounds again in Southern California.
While the graphics in Too Many Ninjas are decidedly retro, the real minimalist element here is the controls.
Go retro to unplug, unwind and open the mind to fresh experiences.
A sign on top of Jumpin' Jack's, a retro hamburger and ice cream restaurant in Scotia, N.Y. Advertises the United States Water Ski Show Team's evening performance.
North Lexington bar has retro niche: arcade games.
Bogart's Charhouse A retro retreat.
Where tempting treasures—antique, retro, and exotic—await.
For those celebrating the recent return of the hit-drama, "Mad Men," the retro clothing of Nitty Gritty is one way to let loose your inner Don Draper or Joan (Holloway) Harris.
And though this retro- obsessed crowd voraciously consumes tunes that originated in Jamaican shantytowns and American tenements, it's not protest music per se.
GO RETRO with schlocky scary movies from the '80s -- and a locally produced SciFi parody / 7-9.
Slow cookers, those retro appliances of yore , have made a big comeback.
This year some of the league's oldest and most storied teams are trotting out their own retro attire.
Paparazzo Light Accessory Adds Retro Flash to the iPhone.
Retro gets left behind with this future Ford GT design.
The Ghosts in the Machine and the Rise of Retro Techno Chic.

In science:

The recall process can be confounded by pro and retro -active interference.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
By short laser pulses, the range from an emitting laser on Earth and a retro-reflector on the Moon is today measured with an accuracy of the order of a centimeter, corresponding to a fractional error in the distance of approximately 2.6× 10−11 .
Lunar Laser Ranging, Gravitomagnetism and Frame-Dragging
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