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Retrograde

Re´tro`grade
a.1.(Astron.) Apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that is, from east to west, as a planet.
And if he be in the west side in that condition, then is he retrograde.
- Chaucer.
2.Tending or moving backward; having a backward course; contrary; as, a retrograde motion; - opposed to progressive.
It is most retrograde to our desire.
- Shak.
3.Declining from a better to a worse state; as, a retrograde people; retrograde ideas, morals, etc.
v. i.1.To go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet.
[imp. & p. p. Retrograded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Retrograding.]
2.Hence, to decline from a better to a worse condition, as in morals or intelligence.
Verb1.retrograde - move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
2.retrograde - move in a direction contrary to the usual one; "retrograding planets"
3.retrograde - move back; "The glacier retrogrades"
Synonyms: retreat
4.retrograde - go back over; "retrograde arguments"
Synonyms: hash over, rehash
5.retrograde - get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition
Synonyms: retrogress, regress
Adj.1.retrograde - moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
Antonyms:
direct - moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
2.retrograde - of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
Antonyms:
anterograde - of amnesia; affecting time immediately following trauma
3.retrograde - going from better to worse
Synonyms: retrogressive
4.retrograde - moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction
Synonyms: retral
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