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RETROFIT (retrofitted, retrofitting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retrofit mean? 

RETROFIT (noun)
  The noun RETROFIT has 2 senses:

1. a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
2. the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured

  Familiarity information: RETROFIT used as a noun is rare.


RETROFIT (verb)
  The verb RETROFIT has 3 senses:

1. provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture
2. fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
3. substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones

  Familiarity information: RETROFIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETROFIT (noun)


Sense 1retrofit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("retrofit" is a kind of...):

component; constituent; element (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)


Sense 2retrofit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles

Hypernyms ("retrofit" is a kind of...):

addition (the act of adding one thing to another)


RETROFIT (verb)


Sense 1retrofit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

They car companies retrofitted all the old models with new carburetors

Hypernyms (to "retrofit" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2retrofit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing

Hypernyms (to "retrofit" is one way to...):

instal; install; put in; set up (set up for use)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3retrofit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes

Hypernyms (to "retrofit" is one way to...):

modernise; modernize; overhaul (make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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