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Relating to retrospection.
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adjective Referring to the capture of clinical trial data ex post facto—i.e., recalled from a subject’s/patient’s memory rather than being recorded in real time.

Retrospective capture is important in patient-reported outcomes because of "recall bias" and other errors demonstrated in psychological research that have compared contemporaneous self-reported assessments as well as those that rely on long-term memory.
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The panel can decide to revisit an incident retrospectively even if the referee had a partial view.
Besides, companies like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and BSNL will be charged a one- time fee retrospectively for all excess 2G spectrum they held beyond 6.2 MHz from July 2008 to December 2012.
The FA's statement read: "The FA has charged Everton's Marouane Fellaini retrospectively with violent conduct following his side's game at Stoke City on Saturday 15 December, 2012.
"It asks nothing more from responsible businesses than to pay suppliers as and when agreed, without changing terms and conditions retrospectively."
A central aspect of the debate surrounding the new decree has been whether its provisions will apply retrospectively, to the thousands of drugs already on the Egyptian market before the decree came into effect.
The SIL2 /IEC 61508 rated system can easily be fitted retrospectively and used to monitor the flow of any type of gas.
ARSENE WENGER called on the FA to set up a panel with the power to ban players retrospectively for dangerous tackles after Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy left the Reebok with a suspected broken leg.
According to a study published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, out of 182 cases of ruptured aortic aneurysm that were examined retrospectively, the days on which these patients presented had a significantly lower average atmospheric pressure than days on which no rupture occurred.
A reply stated they were "not unsympathetic to my circumstances" but no grant could be paid retrospectively. What chaos.
If Des Browne is really sincere, why not pay that allowance retrospectively to all our soldiers who have completed their tour of duty?
Should they do this, but also apply it retrospectively, I wonder how many drivers will be left on the roads?
Katie McColgan, family law specialist at Berry Smith solicitors in Cardiff, said the court ruling applies retrospectively so people who divorced up to five years ago could also be affected.