[ US /ˌɑbsəˈɫɛsəns/ ]
[ UK /ˌɒbsəlˈɛsəns/ ]
  1. the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date
    a policy of planned obsolescence
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How To Use obsolescence In A Sentence

  • Allowing for obsolescence in intelligence testing is just as essential as allowing for inflation in economic analysis.
  • Apart from this feature the Trichoptera also differ from the typical Neuroptera in the relatively simple, mostly longitudinal neuration of the wings, the absence or obsolescence of the mandibles and the semi-haustellate nature of the rest of the mouth-parts. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • Because of obsolescence, the eddy current testers, harmonic bond testers, and ultrasonic testers were replaced between fiscal years 2003 and 2004.
  • We need to keep the volumes up as the margins have been falling and we are constantly battling against obsolescence.
  • Even though a facility may be structurally sound and in good repair, it may have severe functional obsolescence that discounts its usability and hence its rental potential and value.
  • It felt like part of a long, long slide down that slippery slope of obsolescence.
  • Yet his writing is emptily abstract and opaque, e.g. As images of posteriority, ruins reveal the primordiality of the temporal law dial holds sway over their obsolescence.
  • If it is true that “woof ticket” did not emerge into the mainstream print media until the 1980s and 1990s sources you cited, I would consider it a fascinating example of a short-lived slang locution entering written usage decades after it had achieved obsolescence in its original oral context. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time
  • One result of increased durability is that obsolescence rather than decay will be the major reason old structures and old products are torn down and thrown away.
  • Mobile phone technology is developing so quickly that many customers are concerned about obsolescence.
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