Character 13
Hyphenation re tro act ive ly
Pronunciations /ˌɹɛtɹoʊˈæktɪvli/

Definitions and meanings of "Retroactively"

What do we mean by retroactively?

Done after the fact; applying to events that have previously transpired.

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The word "retroactively" in example sentences

It didn't always make sense, but you could tell that the writers were sincere about laying the longterm groundwork, or at least successful in retroactively paying off random moments from the earlier films. ❋ Scott Mendelson (2010)

I'm not a lawyer, but I think the concept of applying a law retroactively is contrary both to the letter and the spirit of our laws and Constitution. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Earlier this year, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he was considering changing terms retroactively — meaning the government could extract better terms on previously assigned leases. ❋ Charles Levinson (2010)

For a second day in a row, police bring out the K-9 units to search a heavily wooded area near little Caylee ` s home, police now honing in on specific days just after Caylee last seen, Father ` s Day weekend, attempting to ping or trace mom, Casey ` s, calls retroactively, this while yet another family jailhouse visit is canceled. ❋ Unknown (2008)

I told myself that they changed the project name retroactively so they could pretend they saw it coming. ❋ Unknown (2004)

As Jesse got closer to its being a book and seeing the actual pages before him, he got less enthusiastic about having a book, and I think that's what was it -- it took me a while to figure it out, and I only figured it out retroactively, which is a shame, because we spent a lot of money which we need not necessarily have spent on writers. ❋ Unknown (1999)

Earlier this year, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he was considering changing terms retroactively-meaning the government could extract better terms on previously assigned leases. ❋ Unknown (2010)

BSG was good, but as pts says, the ending was so bad (after so much buildup) that it kind of retroactively renders the rest of the show mediocre. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But it wasn't applied retroactively, meaning anyone sentenced before June 19, 1998 is exempt from truth-in-sentencing. ❋ Will Guzzardi (2011)

The duties are set retroactively, meaning an exporter could face a sudden jump in the amount owed a year or two after making a shipment. ❋ James R. Hagerty (2011)

The rules apply retroactively, meaning that many stores, including thrift stores, may have to empty their shelves. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Marketers have slashed fees by 5% to 30%, some retroactively, meaning companies are being paid less for work they have already done. ❋ Unknown (2009)

They were finally granted the status of veterans in 1978, though not retroactively, meaning they did not receive benefits for the period when they were denied. ❋ Victoria Janssen (2009)

"neutral," but Jasper's paraphrase retroactively changes the significance of the original speech: the grammar and pronunciation of Black English, nonstandard and socially stigmatized, remind us that Tom is using the conventional grammar and rhetoric of the empowered class. ❋ Unknown (1987)

But the surveillance court has rejected just five of the nearly 19,000 requests for warrants it has received since 1979 and the warrants can be applied retroactively, meaning that the administration can begin a domestic spy operation and take up to 15 days to file a warrant request with the court. ❋ Unknown (2005)

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