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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, mid-19th century


Project backwards.

Examples of Retroject in a sentence

"He presented a hypothesis that retrojected onto the previous learnings."

"He was reminiscing about his youth, retrojecting with his past accomplishments."

About Retroject

Retroject originated in the mid-19th century from the combination of the Latin words "retro" ("backward") and "project" ("to throw forth"). It's a bit of an oxymoron, but as a portmanteau, it works.

Did you Know?

Have you heard of the psychological term "projection"? It means to attribute your feelings or opinions to someone else. "Retroject" means to apply current beliefs or learnings to the past.

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