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retrofit

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verb ret·ro·fit \ˈre-trō-ˌfit, ˌre-trō-ˈfit\

Simple Definition of retrofit

  • : to provide (something) with new parts that were not available when it was originally built

Full Definition of retrofit

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish (as a computer, airplane, or building) with new or modified parts or equipment not available or considered necessary at the time of manufacture

  3. 2 :  to install (new or modified parts or equipment) in something previously manufactured or constructed

  4. 3 :  to adapt to a new purpose or need :  modify <retrofit the story for a new audience>

ret·ro·fit \ˈre-trō-ˌfit\ noun

Examples of retrofit

  1. The factory has been retrofitted to meet the new safety regulations.

  2. We can retrofit your car with the new fuel system.



1953

First Known Use of retrofit

1953

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