Retrograde is the process for the movement of non-unit equipment and materiel from a forward location to a reset (replenishment, repair, or recapitalization) program or to another directed area of operations to replenish unit stocks, or to satisfy stock requirements.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Retrograde
- Apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that is, from east to west, as a planet.
- Tending or moving backward; having a backward course; contrary; as, a retrograde motion; -- opposed to progressive.
- Declining from a better to a worse state; as, a retrograde people; retrograde ideas, morals, etc.
2. Retrograde
- To go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet.
- Hence, to decline from a better to a worse condition, as in morals or intelligence.
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