Obsolescent



[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becoming outdated or outmoded, as machinery or weapons.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becoming obsolete or out of date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 participle of obsolescere “fall into disuse” (see obsolete).

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