a method of stimulating consumer demand by designing products that wear out or become outmoded after limited use.
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)]
Incorporating into a product features that will almost certainly go out of favor in a short time, thereby inducing the consumer to purchase a new model of the product. Placing sweeping tail fins on an automobile was an example of planned obsolescence.
Trademark. 1. an organization offering counseling and health-care services for family planning and for venereal disease and other reproductive problems. Planned Parenthood A service mark used for an organization that provides family planning services.
[plan-er] /ˈplæn ər/ noun 1. a person who . 2. a book, similar to a desk calendar, for recording appointments, things to be done, etc. /ˈplænə/ noun 1. a person who makes plans, esp for the development of a town, building, etc 2. a chart for recording future appointments, tasks, goals, etc n. 1716, “one […]
The original name for PLASMA.
[plan-ing] /ˈplæn ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act or process of making a or . [plan] /plæn/ noun 1. a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans. 2. a design or scheme of arrangement: an elaborate plan for seating guests. 3. a specific project or definite purpose: plans for […]