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throwback

throw·back

throwback

 
 
pronunciation:
thro baek
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance of reversion to an earlier stage, form, or the like, esp. in biological evolution.
similar words:
atavism
definition 2: a reappearance of an outmoded procedure, system, or the like.
The legal system under that oppressive regime was a throwback to the Dark Ages.
similar words:
atavism
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