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Definition 1: the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured - [noun denoting act]

Samples where retrofit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles

(retrofit is a kind of ...) the act of adding one thing to another

"the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect" "the addition of a leap day every four years"

Definition 2: a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured - [noun denoting artifact]

(retrofit is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

Definition 3: substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones - [verb of change]

Samples where retrofit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes

(retrofit is a kind of ...) make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

"You should overhaul your car engine" "overhaul the health care system"

(retrofit has a similar meaning as ...) fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house

"The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing"

Definition 4: fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house - [verb of contact]

Samples where retrofit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing

(retrofit is a kind of ...) set up for use

"install the washer and dryer" "We put in a new sink"

(retrofit has a similar meaning as ...) substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones

"The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"

(retrofit has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 5: provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture - [verb of possession]

Samples where retrofit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They car companies retrofitted all the old models with new carburetors

(retrofit is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(retrofit has a similar meaning as ...) fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house

"The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing"

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