Definition of Retrofit

1. Noun. A component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured.

Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element



2. Verb. Provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture. "They car companies retrofitted all the old models with new carburetors"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Noun. The act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured. "The court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles"
Generic synonyms: Addition

4. Verb. Fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house. "The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing"
Generic synonyms: Instal, Install, Put In, Set Up

5. Verb. Substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones. "The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"
Generic synonyms: Modernise, Modernize, Overhaul

Definition of Retrofit

1. Verb. To add or substitute new parts or components to some device, structure etc., that were not previously available; to modernize ¹

2. Verb. To fix an older version (or older versions) as part of the same process of fixing the newest version ¹

3. Noun. Something that has been retrofitted ¹

4. Noun. The act of retrofitting ¹

5. Adjective. of, relating to, or being a retrofit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retrofit

1. to furnish with new parts not originally available [v -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS]

Medical Definition of Retrofit

1. To modify a device or machine after its been purchased, either to improveon a design element or to replace a malfunctioning component. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrofit

retroduodenal artery
retroduodenal fossa
retroduodenal recess
retroduplication
retroelement
retroelements
retroes
retroesophageal
retrofashion
retrofashions
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retrofire
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retrofiring
retrofit (current term)
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retrofitters
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Literary usage of Retrofit

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1. Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards (1993)
"This will be addressed in a future FEMA publication tentatively entitled "Handbook for Establishing Priorities for Seismic retrofit of Buildings. ..."

2. Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990's: Experts Define the Key Policy (1993)
"Figure 1.4: Comparison of Two Supply Curves for Potential retrofit Savings of US Electricity 12 11 10 Cents/kW-h (1986$ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 -1 —2 ..."

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