retrofit

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

retro- +‎ fit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛt.ɹəʊˌfɪt/
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VerbEdit

retrofit (third-person singular simple present retrofits, present participle retrofitting, simple past and past participle retrofitted) (transitive or intransitive)

  1. To add or substitute new parts or components to some device, structure etc., that were not previously available; to modernize
    • 2020 January 2, Richard Clinnick, “Midlands Metro welcomes new catenary-free trams”, in Rail, page 16:
      Trams dating from 2012 have been retro-fitted with lithium batteries, with the conversions starting in 2018.
  2. To fix an older version (or older versions) as part of the same process of fixing the newest version; to backport
    The bug was so bad that we had to retrofit our patch to the last three releases, as well as the newest release.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

retrofit (plural retrofits)

  1. Something that has been retrofitted
  2. The act of retrofitting

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AdjectiveEdit

retrofit (not comparable)

  1. of, relating to, or being a retrofit

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English retrofit.

NounEdit

retrofit m (invariable)

  1. retrofit