a method of stimulating consumer demand by designing products that wear out or become outmoded after limited use.
See planned obsolescence
the policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it Also called built-in obsolescence
planned obsolescence [(ob-suh-les-uhns)]
built so as to be an integral and permanent part of a larger construction: The wall has a built-in bookcase. existing as a natural or characteristic part of something; inherent: a built-in contempt for daydreaming. a built-in piece of furniture or appliance. an additional feature or capability, as of a machine or a service: a […]
built like a brick shithouse
built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers: This shoe has a built-up heel. (of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region. to construct (especially something complex) by assembling and joining parts or materials: to build a house. to establish, increase, or strengthen (often followed […]
made mast. a wooden mast formed of several shaped, longitudinal pieces joined together.