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This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Retrospectivism

rɛtrə(ʊ)ˈspɛktɪvɪz(ə)m

noun | Astroanthropology

an approach to the scholarship of the Astronic tradition involving the attribution of terms (namely Astronicism, Astronic or Astronic tradition) to religious objects, beliefs, movements, and practices that did not self-identify as part of the Astronic tradition.

Derivatives

  • Retrospectivist | rɛtrə(ʊ)ˈspɛktɪvɪst | adjective & noun
  • Retrospectivistic | rɛtrə(ʊ)ˈspɛktɪvɪstɪk | adjective (also Retrospectivistically)

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word retrospective, denoting dealing with past events, combined with the suffix -ism denoting a belief or approach; meaning ‘an approach regarding beliefs of the past.’ 
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