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Tuesday, November 24

Retroject

[reh-trə-JEKT]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, mid 19th century

1.

Project backwards.

Examples of Retroject in a sentence

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

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

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About Retroject

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

Did you Know?

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

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