Definition of Obsolescent

1. Adjective. Becoming obsolete.

Similar to: Noncurrent
Derivative terms: Obsolesce, Obsolescence



Definition of Obsolescent

1. a. Going out of use; becoming obsolete; passing into desuetude.

Definition of Obsolescent

1. Adjective. In the process of becoming obsolete, but not obsolete yet. ¹

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Definition of Obsolescent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obsolescent

obsidian
obsidians
obsidional
obsidious
obsign
obsignation
obsignations
obsignatory
obsigned
obsigning
obsigns
obsolesce
obsolesced
obsolescence
obsolescences
obsolescent (current term)
obsolescently
obsolesces
obsolescing
obsolete
obsoleted
obsoletely
obsoleteness
obsoletenesses
obsoletes
obsoleting
obsoletion
obsoletism
obsoletisms
obstacle

Literary usage of Obsolescent

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... ence so great as to make the books of the Church practically obsolescent. This was due to the rise of the pietistic movement which, in its opposition to ..."

2. Notes on the Composition of Scientific Papers by Thomas Clifford Allbutt (1904)
"The recall of obsolescent words is a delicate matter. ... Words which to the illiterate are obsolescent, to the cultivated writer are familiar enough. ..."

3. International War, Its Causes and Its Cure by Oscar Terry Crosby (1919)
"CHAPTER XXVI RELIGIOUS WARS—OBSOLETE OR obsolescent IT is gratifying to be able to place among obsolete (or obsolescent) causes of war a motive which, ..."

4. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... calumniate, is in obsolescent use in Somerset and Devon (EDD.). See scomber. beseen: in phr. well beseen; ..."

5. Rhetoric: Its Theory and Practice. "English Style in Public Discourse" by Austin Phelps, Henry Allyn Frink (1895)
"OBSOLETE AND obsolescent WORDS. THE student will apply the test which James Russell Lowell gives, page 20, to see whether or not the following words, ..."

6. Geschichten Aus Der Tonne: Von Theodor Storm; Ed. by Theodor Storm (1905)
"... is the partitive genitive with a verb, which is now an obsolescent construction. ... obsolescent ..."

7. Report and Transactions (1882)
"While reading it lately, for I believe the fourth time, I made memoranda of such obsolete or obsolescent words in it as appeared to be noteworthy, ..."

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