- adj. 倒退的；退化的；次序颠倒的
- vi. 逆行；倒退；退步
- vt. 使倒退
- adv. 倒退地；向后地
- retrograde: see gradual
- retrograde (adj.)
- late 14c., originally of the apparent motions of planets, from Latin retrogradus "going back, going backward," from retrogradi "move backward," from retro- "backward" (see retro-) + gradi "to go, step" (see grade (n.)). General sense of "tending to revert" is recorded from 1530s.
- 1. The closure of the factory is a retrograde step .
- 2. The Prime Minister described transferring education to central government funding as "a retrograde step".
- 3. Infection can spread retrograde down a drain from the exterior.
- 4. The motion of the particle is retrograde.
- 5. This retrograde conduction does not always take place.
[ retrograde 造句 ]