out·dat·ed | \ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd \

Definition of outdated 

: no longer current : outmoded

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Other Words from outdated

outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

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Poor connectivity or outdated systems will not be acceptable. Joseph M. Devivo, STAT, "3 things bottlenecking telehealth innovation and how to fix them," 4 May 2018 In Rotterdam, Netherlands, the additional rainfall of an ever-wetter planet was wreaking havoc on outdated sewer systems, forcing the city to find new ways of storing rainwater. Alec Appelbaum, Newsweek, "Climate Change Is Rewiring Government-Citizen Relationships," 30 May 2016 Girdles are a related but almost equally outdated part of the list. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The weirdest things you can get a tax break on during Wisconsin's sales tax holiday in August," 8 June 2018 But amid a cacophony of available media and a partisan climate filled with angry, divisive voices, the ideals that Rogers espoused about TV being a tool to help foster a sense of community appear sadly quaint, and perhaps outdated. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Mr. Rogers doc 'Wont You Be My Neighbor?' feels right for our less-than-neighborly times," 8 June 2018 His campaign website is modest and outdated in style. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Is this fringe Democrat going to spoil a hotly contested California race for Democrats?," 6 June 2018 Depictions of China as a trade-reliant economy are hopelessly outdated: net exports account for just 2% of national income. The Economist, "As its trade tussle with America heats up, China is on the back foot," 5 July 2018 The current dashboard system is outdated and needs to be replaced. Glenn E. Rice, Bill Turque And Ian Cummings, kansascity, "Kansas City Police Department inches toward equipping officers with body cameras," 26 June 2018 Additionally, our high school science facilities are outdated and no longer meet state standards. Nancy Heller, BostonGlobe.com, "Should Brookline voters approve the proposed operating override and the high school debt exclusion?," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of outdated

1616, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of outdated

: no longer useful or acceptable : not modern or current


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Kids Definition of outdated

: not modern or current They replaced their outdated machinery.

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