retrodict
transitive verb Etymology: retro- + predict Date: 1949 to utilize present information or ideas to infer or explain (a past event or state of affairs) <
retrodict past eclipses
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retrodiction nounretrodictive adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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