From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishobsoleteob‧so‧lete /ˈɒbsəliːt $ ˌɑːbsəˈliːt/ ●●○ adjective OLD-FASHIONEDno longer useful, because something newer and better has been inventedout-of-date obsolete weapons computer hardware that quickly became obsolete Will computers render (=make) books obsolete?see thesaurus at old-fashioned
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obsoleteWeapons that would have been invincible twenty years before are now vulnerable and obsolete.The old 5¼ inch floppy disks are now obsolete.For example, new antitank missiles, particularly when used from helicopters, are making main battle tanks obsolete.In that time, the all-important double-team has been rendered obsolete.In the breeding tank there are none, so his function becomes obsolete.In the minds of many, the Falls were obsolete.Those entries which are not marked as obsolete constitute the active population of the archive.Therefore, the advice of the efficient-market believers to select randomly becomes itself obsolete if everyone takes the advice!It briefly considers the prospects for extending the operational life of obsolete systems through physical restoration as well as logical simulation.obsolete technologya new type of 'Network Computer', which could make existing PCs obsolete within five yearsrender ... obsoleteIn that time, the all-important double-team has been rendered obsolete.Little did they care that time had rendered them obsolete.There is danger that technological change will render obsolete a product or method of production.Indeed many other art-historical givens have been rendered obsolete by pluralism and cultural diversity.The pace of technological change has already rendered obsolete many items that few would argue amongst the worth of preserving.
From King Business Dictionaryobsoleteob‧so‧lete /ˈɒbsəliːtˌɑːbsəˈliːt/ adjective if something is obsolete, it is old-fashioned and no longer useful, because something newer or better has been inventedWill handheld computers make books obsolete?companies burdened with obsolete equipmentOrigin obsolete (1500-1600) Latin past participle of obsolescere to grow old, become disused