1. Tending to retract
2. In chess, involving the reversal of the previous move
- The union is also demanding that American first officers who will be promoted to captain because of the Reno deal be paid captain's wages retractive to Dec . 23.
- The same thing occurred over a " signing bonus " of $ 1500, in lieu of retractive pay, that the troopers were to receive as part of the 1992 contract agreement.
- "" Triodopses ", in which the inner margin of the basal lip has a long bladelike lamella, terminating at a notch where it joins the outher arc of the lip; the embryonic whorls are covered with close retractive radial striae ( subobsolete in " T . fosteri " ) ."