Definition of retrodiction in English:

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retrodiction

Pronunciation: /ˌrɛtrə(ʊ)ˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
The explanation or interpretation of past actions or events inferred from the laws that are assumed to have governed them: an argument based on retrodiction [count noun]: if you discount retrodictions then one is hard pressed to find good examples
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  • To unambiguously cover cases of retrodiction, the assumption is better put in terms of the unobserved resembling, in relevant respects, the observed.
  • Could it not be that the retrodiction of a past Bang in which the entire Universe was squeezed to a point arises entirely as a consequence of following the expansion backwards in a perfectly symmetrical fashion?
  • What Rusty is referring to here is not prediction but retrodiction - it's looking back from the perspective of modern theories and reading those facts back into the Genesis account.

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