What does obsolete mean?

Definitions for obsolete
ˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlitob·so·lete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disused, obsolete(adj)

    no longer in use

    "obsolete words"

Wiktionary

  1. obsolete(Verb)

    To perform some action that causes, or attempts to cause, something to become obsolete.

    Etymology: From obsoletus, past participle of obsolescere; see obsolesce.

  2. obsolete(Adjective)

    no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).

    In several years, it is speculated that the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.

    Etymology: From obsoletus, past participle of obsolescere; see obsolesce.

  3. obsolete(Adjective)

    Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.

    Etymology: From obsoletus, past participle of obsolescere; see obsolesce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsolete(adj)

    no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; -- applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances

  2. Obsolete(adj)

    not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive

  3. Obsolete(verb)

    to become obsolete; to go out of use

Freebase

  1. Obsolete

    Obsolete is the third studio album by American industrial metal band Fear Factory, released on July 28, 1998. Conceptually, it is a sequel to 1995's Demanufacture. With the success of its fourth single, "Cars," a Gary Numan cover, Obsolete would break Fear Factory into the mainstream and remain their highest selling album.

Entomology

  1. Obsolete

    nearly or entirely lost: inconspicuous.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsolete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsolete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of obsolete in a Sentence

  1. Billy Bob Thornton:

    I am probably obsolete as a movie director in the current state of affairs, i was under the influence of Southern novelists and that kind of thing. I am not sure there’s much of a market for it.

  2. Todd Harrison:

    It is true that military equipment becomes obsolete over time, but it is premature to say that The F-35 is becoming obsolete. The F-35 is still, by many standards, the most advanced fighter jet in the world, obsolescence in military equipment depends on a number of factors, such as what military missions it is intended to support, the threats posed by adversaries, and the availability of other military equipment that can perform the same missions. A piece of equipment that is obsolete for one nation may be perfectly suited for another nation.

  3. Joseph Roh:

    AR-15s, as we speak today, do not have a receiver by the definition of the existing law and that's a huge issue, it shows that the laws are obsolete and they're out of sync with the realities of today's firearms market.

  4. Victor Matheson:

    These things become economically obsolete before they become physically obsolete.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Just look at our southern border and look at our weak and obsolete immigration laws. And they are obsolete and they are weak and they are pathetic, and there's no country in the world that has laws like we do and they've got to change and they've got to change now for the safety of our country.

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