Part of speech: noun

A view or contemplation of something past.

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Usage examples "retrospect":

  1. Scrap's fears that she would grab seemed grotesque in retrospect. - "The Enchanted April", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  2. A brief retrospect of the question will enable the reader readily to understand the subject in dispute and its bearing on the residents on the western waters. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  3. It was a long retrospect. - "The Light of Scarthey", Egerton Castle.