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Obsolescent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OBSOLES'CENT, a. [L. obsolesco, to go out of use.]
Going out of use; passing into desuetude.
All the words compounded of here and a preposition, except hereafter, are obsolete or absolescent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: becoming obsolete

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1755 going out of use ; becoming obsolete obsolescently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. becoming obsolete; going out of use or date. Derivatives: obsolescence n. Etymology: L obsolescere obsolescent- (as OB-, solere be accustomed)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Obsolescent Ob`so*les"cent, a. [L. obsolescens, -entis, p. pr. of obsolescere, to wear out gradually, to fall into disuse; ob (see Ob-) + solere to use, be wont.] Going out of use; becoming obsolete; passing into desuetude.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If something is obsolescent, it is no longer needed because something better has been invented. ...outmoded, obsolescent equipment. = obsolete ADJ



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