Definition of retroject in English:


Syllabification: ret·ro·ject
Pronunciation: /ˌretrəˈjekt


[with object] rare
Project backward: the rabbinic interpretation is retrojected into the biblical text
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  • 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- 'backward', on the pattern of the verb project.

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