how to pronounce retrospect


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retrospect is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of retrospect in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in retrospect not the best time to …”

meanings of retrospect


  1. Consideration of past times. Antonym: prospect.


  1. To look or refer back to; to reflect on.

retrospect frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word retrospect occurs in english on average 4.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retrospect can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retrospect can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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