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 History of this Word

"retro" ("back") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"retro-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "backwards" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

retro- illustration We started doing retrofits back when nobody even knew what that meant.
retro- illustration The two come together on this retrospective of almost a decade of experiment and innovation.