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ob·so·les·cent

 (ŏb′sə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; becoming obsolete.
2. Biology Becoming reduced during the course of evolution; vestigial or nearly vestigial. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.

[Latin obsolēscēns, obsolēscent-, present participle of obsolēscere, to fall into disuse : ob-, away; see ob- + solēre, to be accustomed to.]

ob′so·les′cence n.
ob′so·les′cent·ly adv.
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obsolescent

(ˌɒbsəˈlɛsənt)
adj
becoming obsolete or out of date
[C18: from Latin obsolescere; see obsolete]
ˌobsoˈlescence n
ˌobsoˈlescently adv
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ob•so•les•cent

(ˌɒb səˈlɛs ənt)

adj.
becoming obsolete; passing out of use, as a word.
[1745–55; < Latin obsolēscere to fall into disuse. See obsolete, -escent]
ob`so•les′cence, n.
ob`so•les′cent•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obsolescent - becoming obsolete
noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time
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obsolescent

adjective outdated, passé, old-fashioned, declining, waning, out of date, dying out, unfashionable, antiquated, on the way out, outmoded, on the wane, on the decline, becoming obsolete, behind the times, out of style, past its prime, démodé (French), out of the ark (informal), not with it (informal) outmoded, obsolescent equipment
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Translations
forældet
elavulófélben levõ
sem er úreltur
nykimasnykstantis
novecojis
zastarávajúci

obsolescent

[ˌɒbsəˈlesnt] ADJque está cayendo en desuso
to be obsolescentestar cayendo en desuso
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obsolescent

[ˌɒbsəˈlɛsənt] adj [equipment, machine] → obsolescent(e), obsolète
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obsolescent

adjallmählich außer Gebrauch kommend; to be obsolescentanfangen zu veralten; (machine, process etc) → technisch (fast) überholt sein
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obsolescent

[ˌɒbsəˈlɛsnt] adjobsolescente
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obsolescent

(obsəˈlesnt) adjective
going out of use. obsolescent slang.
ˌobsoˈlescence noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
If an old elaborate industrial building has an appropriate design for a structure of its age, there may be no readily apparent special incurable functional obsolescence. Within the baseline depreciation has been considered all the ordinary incurable functional obsolescences for a structure of this age.
The breakdown method of measuring accrued depreciation typically lists the causes in the following order: curable physical depreciation, incurable physical depreciation, curable functional obsolescence, incurable functional obsolescence, and external obsolescence.
Table 2 indicates there is estimated special incurable functional obsolescence of $115,000 due to heat loss capitalized at 12% after taxes.
Baseline depreciation:(3) Baseline depreciation includes both incurable physical deterioration and ordinary incurable functional obsolescence. Baseline depreciation is generally calculated on an age-life basis.
Special functional obsolescence: This calculation represents identifiable and measurable items of diminution in value due to inutility or style changes not included in baseline depreciation.
Overall obsolescence: This is a special allowance for items not provided for previously.