Simple Definition of obsolescence
: the condition of no longer being used or useful : the condition of being obsolete
Full Definition of obsolescence
: the process of becoming obsolete or the condition of being nearly obsolete <the gradual obsolescence of machinery> <reduced to obsolescence>
Examples of obsolescence in a sentence
the obsolescence of the old technology
Once a useful tool, slide rules have fallen into obsolescence.
First Known Use of obsolescence
Legal Definition of obsolescence
: a loss in the utility or value of property that results over time from intrinsic limitations (as outmoded facilities) or external circumstances Editor's note: Obsolescence is usually distinguished from depreciation and physical deterioration. economic obsolescence : obsolescence that results from external factors (as location) that render a property obsolete, no longer competitive, unattractive to purchasers or investors, or of decreasing usefulness <claimed that the appraisal failed to account for economic obsolescence resulting from an adjacent waste facility> functional obsolescence \ˈfəŋk-shə-nəl-\ : obsolescence deriving from a lack of adequate or appropriate equipment, space, or design
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