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retrograde

1. Astronomy
a. occurring or orbiting in a direction opposite to that of the earth's motion around the sun
b. occurring or orbiting in a direction around a planet opposite to the planet's rotational direction
c. appearing to move in a clockwise direction due to the rotational period exceeding the period of revolution around the sun
2. Biology tending to retrogress; degenerate
3. Music of, concerning, or denoting a melody or part that is played backwards
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But the retrograde motion of the Nautilus was increasing; and, reversing the screw, it carried us at great speed.
Thir wandring course now high, now low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, In six thou seest, and what if sev'nth to these The Planet Earth, so stedfast though she seem, Insensibly three different Motions move?
Within a few years we have witnessed the phenomenon of a southeastward migration, in the settlement of Australia; but this affects us as a retrograde movement, and, judging from the moral and physical character of the first generation of Australians, has not yet proved a successful experiment.
The faculty of re-solution is possibly much invigorated by mathematical study, and especially by that highest branch of it which, unjustly, and merely on account of its retrograde operations, has been called, as if par excellence, analysis.
As with any large operation, there were many lessons learned throughout retrograde operations in Afghanistan that will serve the joint force well in the future.
The reverse CART technique has given the potential to modify the retrograde procedure by improving the controlled movement of the retrograde wire without advancing the balloon retrogradely, which potentially reduces the septal channel injury and improves the success rates [1].
Despite the recovery of military equipment from three retrograde containers dumped in a warehouse at Karachi, the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC), Preventive, is exhibiting reluctance to register a case of pilferage of Nato/Isaf consignments after the lapse of three days; it was learnt on Thursday.
Background: Postoperative knee soft tissue irritation is a common complication after retrograde nail fixation of femoral fractures.
A preliminary study was carried on mice who suffered from amnesia, and it was found that patients suffering from retrograde amnesia -- where the person losses memory access, actually don't lose their memory but it will become inaccessible for recall.
NYSE: TFX) is showcasing its Arrow chronic hemodialysis catheter portfolio, which offers both split-tip and step-tip catheters for both retrograde and antegrade insertion techniques, the company said on Thursday.
Daisy, Hamilton (Virgo) Her chart shows Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, right where the new Moon appeared on January 20, just as Mercury again retrograded, repeating the theme of delays around property.