transitive verb Date: 1953 1. to furnish (as a computer, airplane, or building) with new or modified parts or equipment not available or considered necessary at the time of manufacture 2. to install (new or modified parts or equipment) in something previously manufactured or constructed 3. to adapt to a new purpose or need ; modify <
retrofit the story for a new audience
retrofit noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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