out·​mode | \ ˌau̇t-ˈmōd How to pronounce outmode (audio) \
outmoded; outmoding

Definition of outmode

transitive verb

: to make unfashionable or obsolete

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Since the original equipment is outmoded, the Vatican runs a newer telescope, built in the ’80s, on a mountaintop near Tucson, Ariz., where Brother Consolmagno studied for his doctorate and now spends part of each year. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "An Astronomer’s View of the Christmas Sky," 21 Dec. 2018 For many others, he and his tradition are outmoded and clueless about technology that has put a camera in everyone’s hands. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Ansel Adams in Our Time’ Review: Reconsidering a Mountainous Career," 12 Dec. 2018 But a journalist who parachutes into the Sixth District, expecting to write about tax policy or health care, soon ends up pondering stranger questions: Is civility simply outmoded in 2018, the equivalent of bringing a flintlock musket to a gunfight? Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "A House Majority by ‘Any Means Necessary’," 19 Oct. 2018 In fact, the old hard partying Bobby Layne/Joe Namath model is probably outmoded now by the complexity of pro football. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "NFL Draft 2018: Cleveland Browns take Baker Mayfield, seriously? -- Bill Livingston (photos)," 27 Apr. 2018 There are those who argue the Second Amendment is outmoded, written with an 18th-century citizen militia in mind. Randy Blaser, chicagotribune.com, "Column: When it comes to mass shootings, it's not all the gun's fault," 7 Mar. 2018 Their dreams of living as a free nation are made possible in part by the European ideal that borders are outmoded, and that European citizens can travel and work from Portugal to Estonia’s frontier with Russia without once flashing a passport. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, "Catalan separatists counted on support from the E.U. But they got the cold shoulder.," 1 Nov. 2017 The building had been outmoded for most warehouse uses since the 1990s, Kim said. Irv Leavitt, chicagotribune.com, "Church sells Northbrook building years after dispute with village," 19 Sep. 2017 The concept, called universal basic income, has a long history but is resurfacing lately as technology threatens to outmode workers in an ever-diversifying range of jobs. Alana Abramson, Fortune, "Joe Biden: Universal Basic Income Sells American Workers Short," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of outmode

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for outmode

out (of) mode

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