out·​dat·​ed | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Definition of outdated

: no longer current : outmoded

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Other Words from outdated

outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

Examples of outdated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All said the lackluster recruiting of the police department should be remedied by making the job more competitive, including increasing pay and upgrading the outdated equipment and zone cars currently on the streets. cleveland, 16 Aug. 2021 Replacing outdated equipment that uses gas pressure to operate equipment at sites that don’t have electricity would also reduce methane releases, as would better maintaining storage tanks and compressors, and eliminating flaring and venting. New York Times, 2 June 2021 The outdated press conference model doesn't serve athletes or media, experts say There was a time when athletes relied on traditional media to build their brands and cement their statuses. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 1 June 2021 Instead of trying to force everyone into an outdated model, Secretary Walsh and his department should be looking at how work has changed, and should provide the president with proposals to send to Congress that reflect those changes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 8 May 2021 Replacing outdated equipment will lead to the biggest savings, thanks to major innovations in manufacturing. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 1 May 2021 Montgomery Steppe also said the new equipment provided by Falck, including 65 new ambulances, will alleviate morale problems city ambulance workers have been experiencing while working in older ambulances with outdated equipment. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 On Customer-Brand Relationships: The outdated model on these relationships doesn’t really show reciprocity. Matt Ranta, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Few things compel millions of people to watch TV like a big game, and the captive audience props up an increasingly outdated economic model of commercial breaks, high-profile sponsors, and advertisers. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of outdated

1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outdated was in 1616

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“Outdated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdated. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outdated

: no longer useful or acceptable : not modern or current


out·​dat·​ed | \ au̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Kids Definition of outdated

: not modern or current They replaced their outdated machinery.

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