Definitions for obsolescence

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    the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date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

Wiktionary

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    The process of becoming obsolete, outmoded or out of date.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

Freebase

  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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsolescence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsolescence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Art Linkletter:

    The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence.

  2. Bruce Barton:

    The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.

  3. Tatha Ghose:

    (Oil) exporters often have very unbalanced economies and rely heavily on their commodities... Eventually, if oil prices signal that OPEC is losing pricing power and facing obsolescence, these regions don't have any diversification.

  4. Mary McCarthy:

    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.

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