Definitions for obsoleteness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ob•so•leteˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlit(adj.; v.)-let•ed, -let•ing.
(adj.)no longer in general use:
of a discarded or outmoded type:
an obsolete battleship.
(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.
Ref: Abbr.: Obs.
rudimentary in comparison with the corresponding part or trait in related species or in individuals of the opposite sex.
Category: Developmental Biology
(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
the property of being out of date and not current
Quality or state of being obsolete or unused.
the state of being obsolete, or no longer used; a state of desuetude
indistinctness; want of development
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