obsolescent vs obsolete

obsolescent obsolete


  • 1) In the process of becoming obsolete, but not obsolete yet.
  • 2) Biology Becoming reduced during the course of evolution; vestigial or nearly vestigial. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.
  • 3) Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; becoming obsolete.
  • 4) Going out of use; becoming obsolete; passing into desuetude.
  • 5) becoming obsolete


  • 1) of words, etc. no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
  • 2) biology Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
  • 3) Biology Vestigial or rudimentary, especially in comparison with related or ancestral species, as the tailbone of an ape. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.
  • 4) Outmoded in design, style, or construction.
  • 5) No longer in use.
  • 6) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; ; -- applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.
  • 7) (Biol.) Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.
  • 8) no longer in use
  • 9) rare To become obsolete; to go out of use.
  • 10) To cause to become obsolete.


  • 1) The gargoyles of an already obsolescent industrial revolution looked as if they too were beginning to belong to history.
  • 2) Oh yes, soldiering on... "For some reason Peter and I regularly communicated in this obsolescent patois of the British Empire.
  • 3) ‘The National Audit Office have reported that the Armed Forces are having to make do with ageing and sometimes obsolescent equipment because new systems are years behind their projected delivery dates.’
  • 4) ‘The bulk of China's order-of-battle, however, consists of obsolescent Soviet-styled and Soviet-built equipment.’
  • 5) ‘Too much equipment was obsolescent, and the lack of capital investment adversely affected productivity.’
  • 6) ‘Walt's obsolescent foreign policy is deeply rooted in the statism of a bygone era.’
  • 7) ‘The hostel at Waterbank has served a purpose for 40 years but is now obsolescent.’
  • 8) ‘In democracies the image is obsolescent: journalists face little danger (except on overseas assignments) and the press do not risk being closed down.’
  • 9) ‘Depending on where you sit, it's either a document recodifying a revolution or a relic recycling an obsolescent controversy.’
  • 10) ‘The configuration of the old trailer was obsolescent, making it problematic for hauling some of the equipment.’
  • 11) ‘Over the past decade, the Iraqis have improvised and cannibalized their obsolescent aircraft, tanks, armored personnel carriers, and air defense network to keep them going.’
  • 12) ‘The term is obsolescent, and will in time probably disappear.’
  • 13) ‘As with other nations in the pre-war period, the USA had short-range reconnaissance units equipped with slow and obsolescent aircraft.’
  • 14) ‘At Pearl Harbor the obsolescent American battle line had been critically disabled, thus freeing the U.S. Navy from its reliance on the capital ship and from whatever lingering faith it might have had in its pre-eminence.’
  • 15) ‘A class is created of dogged self-righteous obstructionists with a vested interest in the status quo, however obsolescent, however decayed, however inappropriate to the site.’
  • 16) ‘The assets themselves are technologically obsolescent and simply too expensive and non-competitive to operate even with private sector efficiencies.’
  • 17) ‘The Tooth Cave spider is a small, whitish, long-legged spider with obsolescent eyes.’
  • 18) ‘With the databases obtained from the alien refugees, they incoming ships were identified as Dreadnoughts, which are obsolescent capital cruisers.’
  • 19) ‘At present the civilized world is trapped somewhat in a timewarp of arguably obsolescent political, ethical, and strategic assumptions and practices.’
  • 20) ‘It is a fact that Luftwaffe airmen and ground personnel won their few defensive successes towards war's end with conventional or even obsolescent weapons.’
  • 21) ‘These historians, whom Anderson labels ‘masters,’ are now considered at least partially obsolescent.’
  • 22) ‘His conventional forces, though obsolescent and suffering from shortages, are still sufficiently massive to threaten neighbors.’


  • 1) Products and whole businesses can become obsolete as tomorrow leaves them behind.
  • 2) Both those restrictions have gone, made obsolete by digital technology.
  • 3) Another myth is that Openreach is investing in obsolete technology.
  • 4) And twenty per cent of the 2,000 adults quizzed think they are about to become obsolete.
  • 5) I thought it would become obsolete pretty quickly.
  • 6) Investment plans for the rest of this decade are based on technology already considered obsolete by the world's most competitive economies.
  • 7) It will only be obsolete when the threats have become obsolete,' he said.
  • 8) The original concept of limited war had been rendered obsolete by changing political circumstances.
  • 9) There is vast scope to cut out obsolete practices.
  • 10) Hospitals left with obsolete equipment have had to upgrade on their own.
  • 11) We need more home technology and it seems to become obsolete more quickly.
  • 12) All three of these diagnoses were once subsumed under the now obsolete name hysteria.
  • 13) Fast growth always makes obsolete the existing controls.
  • 14) Computers may become less quickly obsolete too.
  • 15) Much of that force is founded on ageing equipment backed by vast stores of almost obsolete replacement parts.
  • 16) Industry pundits claim the existence of such offers renders pay-as-you-go deals obsolete.
  • 17) Fact is, that old picture became obsolete almost the moment it was taken.
  • 18) He criticised Labour claims that drones could render nuclear submarines obsolete.
  • 19) It soon makes obsolete capital structure or existing arrangements for obtaining short-term loans and working capital.
  • 20) It's an examination of a world that the march of civilisation should have rendered obsolete years ago.
  • 21) Proper obsolete old banger now.
  • 22) A paean to obsolete office equipment?
  • 23) TVs on the high street, it can still work out cheaper to rent - with the added benefit that you are not left with obsolete technology.
  • 24) Promoted to Headline (H3) on 1/16/09: Apropos of Vilsack and Monsanto: Doctors in India point to genetic engineering's 'obsolete technology' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Apropos of Vilsack and Monsanto: Doctors in India point to genetic engineering\'s \'obsolete technology\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: In India where Mayhco is Monsanto\'s distributor, doctors are questioning every aspect of genetically engineered food as well as the government accepting Mahyco\'s own studies that Bt-brinjal is safe. '
  • 25) What it has done and how it has done it, "published later as Tract 41 and renamed, when the passage of years rendered the title obsolete," The
  • 26) A term obsolete in Science if used with reference to Spirit, or Deity.
  • 27) Dayton also said he believes Minnesota could lose the Vikings without a replacement for the Metrodome, which he called "obsolete in modern terms."
  • 28) Not inspiring the youth will result in obsolete soon to be retired workforce.
  • 29) The likelihood of Sirius going bankrupt and obsolete is a joke and if it does it will be in three years when the 500 million is used up.
  • 30) He wants to not be a crime fighter, but a ‘crime killer’ and to make Batman and Robin obsolete like ‘Ipods did to Walkmen.’
  • 31) Shira-i, a former captain now crippled and obsolete, is reduced to selling photos of an Earthrise over a Martian city to credulous tourists.
  • 32) ‘Apparently the delay is due to some of the components being ancient and obsolete (dating back as far as 1999).’
  • 33) ‘One minute, happy and in love, the next he felt like a wet newspaper, out of date, obsolete, discarded in the rain.’
  • 34) ‘Indeed, it's fairly normal to find that many lines in opening books are dated and obsolete even before the book hits the stores!’
  • 35) ‘By the time you purchase your new laptop - it's probably already obsolete or out of date.’
  • 36) ‘He feared that she might choose to go back to Casey and that their evening and the date might become obsolete.’
  • 37) ‘Several people - advocates and detractors alike - said rather oddly that in a hundred years time the dams will be obsolete, their machinery exhausted.’
  • 38) ‘The dumping of obsolete machinery and technology in the third world, especially in India, is destabilising the very economy.’
  • 39) ‘This will provide a boost for farm investment and encourage the replacement of obsolete and unsafe machinery.’
  • 40) ‘When today's technologies are obsolete, the old-fashioned soldier will remain essential.’
  • 41) ‘If, like me, you'd rather gargle drain cleaner than watch anything to do with our outmoded, obsolete head of state, there are only a few escape routes.’
  • 42) ‘There were widespread concerns that the machines and the equipment they carried were at best old-fashioned and at worst obsolete.’
  • 43) ‘What's different now, though, is that feminism appears not so much dead as obsolete.’
  • 44) ‘So here we stand, out in the pasture in very much the same way as the outdated and obsolete horse.’
  • 45) ‘Isn't it time to declare all such vessels outmoded, obsolete and a danger to peace?’
  • 46) ‘Indeed, does the love for sequels indicate that the very idea of artistic newness has become old-fashioned, obsolete?’
  • 47) ‘He is appealing for help from members of the public who own obsolete machines so he can unlock archaic files.’
  • 48) ‘Anything that has become obsolete must be discarded and replaced with some thing new and novel.’
  • 49) ‘Two surgeries in the York area have made a huge investment in state-of-the-art machinery which will help to make obsolete the much-feared dentist's drill.’
  • 50) ‘There is the inevitable small, unvisited museum, with its obsolete heavy American machine guns and twisted bits of aeroplane.’
  • 51) ‘The meaning of traditional astrological texts is frequently obscured by the use of archaic or obsolete terms.’
  • 52) ‘So Dalton declared: ‘the focus is to show not only the progression of the technology but also that customers who have invested in it aren't obsoleting their product.’’
  • 53) ‘It's difficult not to be really impressed with a product that is so improved over its predecessors it obsoletes them.’
  • 54) ‘So what is this magic surveillance technology that confused him and obsoleted the court?’
  • 55) ‘They point out that, for customers, obsoleting an investment is not an ‘escape’ but a ‘closed door.’’
  • 56) ‘We credit Moore's Law with improving new computers while obsoleting old ones in less time than it takes to grow a crop of asparagus.’
  • 57) ‘But even those changes are not being made for the sake of obsoleting anything.’
  • 58) ‘‘We think technology that changes the design of the shoe rather than just the function, like our pump that obsoletes laces, is where the breakthroughs come,’ says Chief Marketing Officer Baldwin.’
  • 59) ‘This single 31 ounce device virtually obsoletes whole families of current bulky (by comparison), radio equipment.’
  • 60) ‘The marriage of edge devices and applications to broadband pipes sold to an increasingly mobile workforce obsoletes legacy voice models.’
  • 61) ‘What happens if the car still has plenty of life in it, which today's high quality almost guarantees, but the electronic technology quickly obsoletes today's whizbang gadgets?’
  • 62) ‘It absolutely obsoletes the conventional automobile if we're right, and if we can get to those cost goals.’
  • 63) ‘From now on, the merged entity will be known as ‘SRCAM ’, obsoleting the old ticker symbols.’
  • 64) ‘The company wisely prefers this approach to obsoleting whole regiments of functions, and in fact hasn't carried out a serious purge almost a decade ago.’
  • 65) ‘Although it has a new chassis, the computer company isn't obsoleting its current systems.’
  • 66) ‘But the roll-out obsoletes the current system in one spectacular sweep, and is particularly aggressive, even for that company.’
  • 67) ‘There is no current proposal for a multi-phase move that would eventually relocate public safety agencies to the 700 MHz band, thus obsoleting all existing public safety 800 MHz equipment.’
  • 68) ‘Obsoleting products such as cell phones purely on the basis of their ‘coolness’ or lack of it will, of course, send the environmentally conscious into a mood of black despair.’
  • 69) ‘We’re talking about obsoleting advertising as we know it.’
  • 70) ‘It's not as if one technology were totally obsoleting the other.’
  • 71) ‘Ideas about storage architectures are obsoleting long held sacred tenets and myths about backup and archiving.’
  • 72) obsolete words

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