Definitions for obsoleteness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•so•leteˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlit(adj.; v.)-let•ed, -let•ing.

  1. (adj.)no longer in general use:

    obsolete customs.

  2. of a discarded or outmoded type:

    an obsolete battleship.

  3. (of a linguistic form) no longer in use, esp., out of use for at least the past century: used in this dictionary to indicate that a word has not been in widespread use since c1750.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: Abbr.: Obs.

  4. rudimentary in comparison with the corresponding part or trait in related species or in individuals of the opposite sex.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  5. (v.t.)to make obsolete; antiquate.

Origin of obsolete:

1570–80; < L obsolētus, ptp. of obsolēscere to fall into disuse, perh. =ob-ob-sol(ēre) to be accustomed to +-ēscere-esce


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsoleteness, superannuation(noun)

    the property of being out of date and not current


  1. obsoleteness(Noun)

    Quality or state of being obsolete or unused.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsoleteness(noun)

    the state of being obsolete, or no longer used; a state of desuetude

  2. Obsoleteness(noun)

    indistinctness; want of development


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