Modify vs Retrofit - What's the difference?

modify | retrofit |


As verbs the difference between modify and retrofit

is that modify is to make partial changes to while retrofit is to add or substitute new parts or components to some device, structure etc, that were not previously available; to modernize.

As a noun retrofit is

something that has been retrofitted.

As an adjective retrofit is

of, relating to, or being a retrofit.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

modify

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To make partial changes to.
  • To be or become modified.
  • Synonyms

    * adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework

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    retrofit

    Verb

    (transitive, or, intransitive)
  • To add or substitute new parts or components to some device, structure etc., that were not previously available; to modernize
  • 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.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that has been retrofitted
  • The act of retrofitting
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • of, relating to, or being a retrofit
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