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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsolescence(noun)

    the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date

    "a policy of planned obsolescence"


  1. obsolescence(Noun)

    The state of being obsoleteu2014no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected.

  2. obsolescence(Noun)

    The process of becoming obsolete, outmoded or out of date.

  3. Origin: From obsolescens past participle of obsolescere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsolescence(noun)

    the state of becoming obsolete

  2. Origin: [See Obsolescent.]


  1. Obsolescence

    Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages than the inconvenience related to repurchasing the replacement. Obsolete refers to something that is already disused or discarded, or antiquated. Typically, obsolescence is preceded by a gradual decline in popularity.

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