I was wondering what was the French word for retrodict, which means:

State a fact about the past based on inference or deduction, rather than evidence.

I looked up rétrodicter, which seems to be used in some books, but no sign of it in any dictionary.

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    Rétrodicter would be the term if it was used. But in French although rétrodiction is used (e.g.) I have never seen rétrodicter. But if it were used it would be understood by analogy. – None Nov 10 '19 at 10:22

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