obsolescence


ob·so·les·cence

noun \-ˈle-sən(t)s\

: 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

  1. the obsolescence of the old technology
  2. Once a useful tool, slide rules have fallen into obsolescence.

First Known Use of OBSOLESCENCE

circa 1828

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: obsolescent
Previous Word in the Dictionary: obsolesce
All Words Near: obsolescence

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up obsolescence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).