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You're having trouble telling the difference between the two because, as for many natural language words, I don't think there is a clearly defined difference and the difference arises from natural usage (as with the difference between "fruits" and "vegetables" in English). The following is my understanding of the difference. There is a well defined ...


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In watchmaker lingo, a "retrograde" watch is a watch that has a hand on it (usually to tell you the day or date) that will advance along and then at the end of its "cycle" will snap backwards to its original position -- rather than loop around the way the hour, minute, and second hands do. This has nothing to do with the "retrograde motion" discussed in ...



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