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adjective (a)

  • moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth (adj.all)
    Antonym: direct
    source: wordnet30
  • of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma (adj.all)
    Antonym: anterograde
    source: wordnet30
  • Apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that is, from east to west, as a planet. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • going from better to worse (adj.all)
    Synonym: retrogressive
    source: wordnet30
  • moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction (adj.all)
    Synonym: retral
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • move in a direction contrary to the usual one (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • move back (verb.motion)
    Synonym: retreat
    The glacier retrogrades.
    source: wordnet30
  • go back over (verb.communication)
    Synonym: hash over, rehash
    Retrograde arguments.
    source: wordnet30
  • get worse or fall back to a previous condition (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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