Definition of Obsolescence

1. Noun. The process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date. "A policy of planned obsolescence"

Generic synonyms: Degeneration, Devolution
Derivative terms: Obsolesce, Obsolescent



Definition of Obsolescence

1. n. The state of becoming obsolete.

Definition of Obsolescence

1. Noun. The state of being obsolete—no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected. ¹

2. Noun. The process of becoming obsolete, outmoded or out of date. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obsolescence

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Obsolescence

1. Falling into disuse; denoting the abolition of a function. Origin: L. Obsolesco, to grow out of use (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obsolescence

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obsessors
obsidian
obsidians
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obsidious
obsign
obsignation
obsignations
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obsigned
obsigning
obsigns
obsolesce
obsolesced
obsolescence (current term)
obsolescences
obsolescent
obsolescently
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obsolete
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obsoletely
obsoleteness
obsoletenesses
obsoletes
obsoleting
obsoletion
obsoletism

Literary usage of Obsolescence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Federal Income Tax, War-profits and Excess-profits Taxes: Including Stamp by George Edwin Holmes (1920)
"... FOR DEPRECIATION, obsolescence AND AMORTIZATION In the case of individuals the Revenue Act of 1918 permits a reasonable allowance for the exhaustion, ..."

2. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"obsolescence: The author is not prepared at this time to support the contention that an allowance for obsolescence is an item of prime cost as is the case ..."

3. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1918)
"This type of inadequacy merges imperceptibly into obsolescence. ... obsolescence as a Cause The second factor of functional depreciation is obsolescence. ..."

4. Principles of Depreciation by Earl Adolphus Saliers (1916)
"tion results from the obsolescence or the inadequacy of a plant unit, or a combination of ... It indicates neither physical depreciation nor obsolescence. ..."

5. Preparedness: The American Versus the Military Programme by William Isaac Hull (1916)
"THE obsolescence OF AIRCRAFT Meanwhile, rapid as has been the development of aviation, the obsolescence of aircraft has been even more rapid; ..."

6. Assessment of the Continuing Operability of Chemical Agent Disposal by National Research Council (U.S.), Board on Army Science and Technology (2007)
"The Department of Defense (DOD) standards on obsolescence are focused on criteria and considerations concerning obsolete weapons and other military ..."

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