planned obsolescence

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planned obsolescence

n
the policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it. Also called: built-in obsolescence
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Indeed, the speeds of production, distribution, consumption, and innovation, mutually feeding off one another, lead to phenomena such as programmed obsolescence.
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