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retroject Line breaks: retro|ject
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛtrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛkt/

Definition of retroject in English:


[with object] rare
Project backwards: the rabbinic interpretation is retrojected into the biblical text
More example sentences
  • In attempting to fill in the blanks, we risk retrojecting our own ideology, technology, cosmology, etc., onto a given metaphor.
  • Postmodern readers may not be persuaded that the scientific categories constructed in one culture can so readily be retrojected onto another.
  • First, reformations always retroject current concerns into their supposed archetypes.


Mid 19th century: from retro- 'backwards', on the pattern of the verb project.

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