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retrofit

[′re·trō‚fit]
(engineering)
A modification of equipment to incorporate changes made in later production of similar equipment; it may be done in the factory or field. Derived from retroactive refit.

Retrofit

To make an improvement to an existing building, or to adapt it to a new use. Also, the replacement, upgrade, or improvement of a piece of equipment or structure in an existing building or facility.

retrofit

The addition of new building materials, building elements, and components, not provided in the original construction. See building retrofit.

retrofit

A modification of an aircraft or another piece of equipment to incorporate changes made in later productions of a similar type.
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We learned a lot from Loma Prieta, your responses to it, and our interviews with seismic retrofitters, city planners, geologists, engineers, architects, government officials, and concerned citizens who have taken an active role in their communities.
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