Definitions of retrograde:
  • verb:   go back over
    Example: "Retrograde arguments"
  • verb:   move back
    Example: "The glacier retrogrades"
  • verb:   move in a direction contrary to the usual one
  • verb:   move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • verb:   get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition
  • adjective:   going from better to worse
  • adjective:   of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
  • adjective:   moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
  • adjective:   moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

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