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    retroactive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retroactive

    (adj) descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously Definition
    (adj) affecting things past
    Synonyms : ex post facto , retro
    Example Sentence
    • retroactive tax increase
    • an ex-post-facto law
    • retro pay
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retroactive

Retro refers to the "past" as in retrospect, retrofit etc., <br> Retroactive means: "Active in the past" i.e., applicable to the past.

retroactive is simply like as in writing GRE before the pattern is changed

taking back something before it is being active...

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PETROL prices are always retroactive.. they increase the price much before the new prices come into effect

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