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retcon v. to retroactively revise (a plot, storyline, character, event, history, etc.), usu. by reinterpreting past events, or by theorizing how the present would be different if past events had not happened or had happened differently. Also n. Editorial Note: Long common in comic books, but now used in historical fiction. Etymological Note: retroactive + continuity (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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