Obsolescence



[ob-suh-les-uh ns] /ˌɒb səˈlɛs əns/

noun
1.
the state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete.
n.

1809; see obsolescent + -ence. Phrase Planned obsolescence coined 1932, revived as a disparaging term 1950s.
obsolescence [(ob-suh-les-uhns)]

A decline in the value of equipment or of a product brought about by an introduction of new technology or by changes in demand. (See planned obsolescence.)

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    [ob-suh-les-uh nt] /ˌɒb səˈlɛs ənt/ adjective 1. becoming obsolete; passing out of use, as a word: an obsolescent term. 2. becoming outdated or outmoded, as machinery or weapons. 3. Biology. gradually disappearing or imperfectly developed, as vestigial organs. /ˌɒbsəˈlɛsənt/ adjective 1. becoming obsolete or out of date adj. 1755, from Latin obsolescentum (nominative obsolescens), present […]

  • Obsolescing

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