outdated

adjective

out·​dat·​ed ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio)
: no longer current : outmoded
outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kaegi said the board had not cooperated in bridging a data gap made during a technological upgrade to the assessor’s outdated computer system. Chicago Tribune, 10 Nov. 2022 This one that's up for auction has the outdated infotainment system, the ugly center stack with more buttons than a QWERTY keyboard, and the lack of a few niceties that make the current G-class more livable. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 8 Nov. 2022 That’s a discourse that remains controversial today but is an outdated way of looking at queerness. Gina Tonic, refinery29.com, 14 Oct. 2021 Our state's $5 billion surplus provides an opportunity to address the underlying issues of outdated infrastructure and invest in long-term climate mitigation strategies. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 15 Oct. 2022 The ancient Italian city is poorly equipped to deal with extreme weather, says da Mosto, pointing to its declining, outdated infrastructure and a dearth of green space. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2022 Last year, with materials prices soaring, the Biden administration passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill pouring billions into upgrading our outdated infrastructure. Maria Rioumine, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Among the recruiting targets are high-skill technology professionals to modernize its outdated infrastructure, according to those familiar with the plan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details have not been publicly released. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2022 Power cables frequently collapse in Kinshasa, a city of more than 13 million people with outdated infrastructure and informal neighbourhoods that sprawl into areas not intended for residential development. NBC News, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outdated was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Outdated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdated. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

outdated

adjective

out·​dat·​ed (ˈ)au̇t-ˈdāt-əd How to pronounce outdated (audio)
: not up-to-date

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