Obsoleteness



[ob-suh-leet, ob-suh-leet] /ˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlit/

adjective
1.
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse:
an obsolete expression.
2.
of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date:
an obsolete battleship.
3.
(of a linguistic form) no longer in use, especially, out of use for at least the past century.
Compare .
4.
effaced by wearing down or away.
5.
Biology. imperfectly developed or rudimentary in comparison with the corresponding character in other individuals, as of the opposite sex or of a related species.
verb (used with object), obsoleted, obsoleting.
6.
to make obsolete by replacing with something newer or better; antiquate:
Automation has obsoleted many factory workers.
/ˈɒbsəˌliːt; ˌɒbsəˈliːt/
adjective
1.
out of use or practice; not current
2.
out of date; unfashionable or outmoded
3.
(biology) (of parts, organs, etc) vestigial; rudimentary
adj.

1570s, from Latin obsoletus “grown old, worn out,” past participle of obsolescere “fall into disuse,” probably from ob “away” (see ob-) + an expanded form of solere “to be used to, be accustomed” (see insolent).

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