[ verb re-troh-fit, re-troh-fit; noun, adjective re-troh-fit ]
/ verb ˈrɛ troʊˌfɪt, ˌrɛ troʊˈfɪt; noun, adjective ˈrɛ troʊˌfɪt /
verb (used with object), ret·ro·fit·ted or ret·ro·fit, ret·ro·fit·ting.
to modify equipment (in airplanes, automobiles, a factory, etc.) that is already in service using parts developed or made available after the time of original manufacture.
to install, fit, or adapt (a device or system) for use with something older: to retrofit solar heating to a poorly insulated house.
verb (used without object), ret·ro·fit·ted or ret·ro·fit, ret·ro·fit·ting.
(of new or modified parts, equipment, etc.) to fit into or onto existing equipment.
to replace existing parts, equipment, etc., with updated parts or systems.
something that has been retrofitted.
an instance of updating, enlarging, etc., with new or modified equipment: A retrofit could save thousands of dollars.
being or characterized by a retrofit: retrofit units.
Related formsret·ro·fit·ta·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for retrofit
Portland, Oregon, surprisingly late to the party, is launching a retrofit this year.Los Angeles Has Swapped Out 140,000 Street Lights for Highly Efficient LEDS|William O’Connor|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for retrofit
/ (ˈrɛtrəʊˌfɪt) /
verb -fits, -fitting or -fitted
(tr) to equip (a vehicle, piece of equipment, etc) with new parts, safety devices, etc, after manufacture
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