out·​dat·​ed | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Definition of outdated

: no longer current : outmoded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Other Words from outdated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Examples of outdated in a Sentence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 Tesla adds to a recent lineup of businesses coming to a portion of Ogden Avenue Naperville officials for years had identified as outdated and dilapidated. Erin Hegarty, chicagotribune.com, "Tesla coming to former Hummer of Naperville space on Ogden Avenue in Lisle," 18 Sep. 2020 Just as crewed is a more accurate word than manned, other phrases could easily sub in for the more outdated ones. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "The Language of Space Exploration Is Stuck in the 1800s," 17 Sep. 2020 The lawsuit originally filed in June 2017 targeted the outdated, paperless, touchscreen voting machines Georgia had used since 2002. Kate Brumback, Star Tribune, "Judge weighs ordering changes to Georgia's election system," 14 Sep. 2020 But the software maker continues to offer IE since custom plugins and software often lock organizations and individuals into using the outdated browser. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Porn surfers have a dirty secret. They’re using Internet Explorer," 12 Sep. 2020 Sure, the chances of aliens intercepting the map are astronomically improbable—but if that did happen, an outdated map would be useless rather than helpful. National Geographic, "NASA sent a map to space to help aliens find Earth. Now it needs an update.," 10 Sep. 2020 Because many gig workers use the platforms to supplement their incomes, this approach can help solve the dual challenges of workers who want benefits but can't unlock them and companies that want to provide benefits but can't due to outdated laws. Bastian Lehmann For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Postmates CEO: 3 ways Congress can make sure gig workers are no longer left out," 8 Sep. 2020 Also, an outdated, discriminatory Medicaid provision, the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion, prevents federal Medicaid dollars from funding care for the mentally ill in psychiatric hospitals with more than 16 beds. Carolyn D. Gorman, National Review, "California Takes a Real Step Toward Helping the Mentally Ill," 4 Sep. 2020 The patchwork of duplicative, unnecessary, and outdated regulations will remain a barrier to educating the nurses our country needs. Jan Jones-schenk, STAT, "Go national to solve the country’s looming nursing shortage," 4 Sep. 2020

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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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22 Sep 2020

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“Outdated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdated. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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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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