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retrograde

re truh grayd

  • v  move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • v  move in a direction contrary to the usual one
  • v  move back
    The glacier retrogrades
  • v  go back over
    retrograde arguments
  • v  get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  • a  moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
  • a  of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
  • s  going from better to worse
  • s  moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

  • To some, this idea seems retrograde.
  • Observers have expressed concern that such decisions are a sop to retrograde social forces that oppose liberalization and have the support of the generally conservative Ukrainians.
  • With the death of Alan Shepard, the future looks a little retrograde.
News & Articles

  • Fort Campbell's 'Lifeliners' take over Afghanistan mission
    A ceremony was held at Bagram Air Field on June 8 to denote the transfer of authority of sustainment operations and retrograde support from Task Force Durable to Task Force Lifeliners of Fort Campbell's 101st Sustainment Brigade.
    June 11, 2013 - The Leaf Chronicle
  • Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for ARROW NextStep Retrograde Femoral Length Dialysis Catheters
    Teleflex Incorporated , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it has received FDA 510 clearance to market its ARROW® NextStep® Retrograde Femoral Length Dialysis Catheters.
    June 10, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Teleflex gets FDA clearance for ARROW catheters
    Teleflex has announced it has received FDA clearance to market its ARROW NextStep Retrograde Femoral Length Dialysis Catheters. The ARROW NextStep Retrograde Hemodialysis Catheter is the first of its kind ...
    June 10, 2013 - Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Benazir Bhutto in Gulf Daily News
    I was a very worried person,Bhutto said in New York. "I thought the imposition of emergency would be a very retrograde step and take us further away from the goal of the democratisation of Pakistan."
  • John J. Kavelaars in MarketWatch
    Although we've been specifically looking for highly-tilted trans-Neptunians for some time now, we didn't expect to find a retrograde one,said Dr. JJ Kavelaars of the National Research Council of Canada. "A number of theories on the...

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