built-in/planned obsolescence

noun

Definition of built-in/planned obsolescence

: the practice of making or designing something (such as a car) in such a way that it will only be usable for a short time so that people will have to buy another one

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“Built-in/planned obsolescence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/built-in/planned%20obsolescence. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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