retroactive has definitions from the field of psychology
1
[ adjective ] (psychology) descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously

Related terms

proactive psychology

2
[ adjective ] affecting things past

Synonyms

retro ex_post_facto

Examples

"retroactive tax increase" "an ex-post-facto law" "retro pay"

Related terms

retrospective

3
[ adjective ] affecting things past

Synonyms

ex_post_facto

Examples

"retroactive tax increase" "an ex-post-facto law" "retro pay"

Related terms

retrospective

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