Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being obsolete or out of use.
  • noun In descriptive zoöl., the state of being abortive, or so imperfectly developed as to be indistinct or scarcely discernible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being obsolete, or no longer used; a state of desuetude.
  • noun (Biol.) Indistinctness; want of development.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Quality or state of being obsolete or unused.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being out of date and not current

Etymologies

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obsolete +‎ -ness

Examples

  • So one is left to wonder why this digitization project came to such an abrupt halt and if progress towards its development will begin again at some time, or if it will simply be left as it is and fade into obsoleteness, depriving users of such a unique, extensive, and informative resource. at

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • So one is left to wonder why this digitization project came to such an abrupt halt and if progress towards its development will begin again at some time, or if it will simply be left as it is and fade into obsoleteness, depriving users of such a unique, extensive, and informative resource. at

    Creating, Managing & Pres. Dig. Assets: The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings

  • February 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm obsoleteness is definition of likes our being and left behind and then a poet comes and our being and obsoleteness start looking separate and poet leaves a blur line take care its jus 2 compliment this poem of yours…

    From the Yew Trees to the Pews

  • Amidst all of the mainstream media's ballyhooing of the momentum to be gained in the tight Iowa polls, The New York Times finally examined the caucuses sheer unfairness and obsoleteness.

    Dan Brown: You and I Don't Care Who Wins the Iowa Caucuses

  • While not all examples of obsoleteness are included in the episode, nothing happens in the episode to suggest our present world is any different from the world the show is taking place in.

    Printing: Truth Is We're Obsolete

  • While not all examples of obsoleteness are included in the episode, nothing happens in the episode to suggest our present world is any different from the world the show is taking place in.

    Truth Is We're Obsolete

  • There are countless examples, from neon kneepads to Hornets Starter Jackets, but perhaps no single cultural relic combines in-your-face 90sness with hilarious obsoleteness quite like commercials for 1-800-COLLECT and 1-800-CALL-ATT.

    The 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Collect Calling Commercials | Best Week Ever

  • Perhaps it was the obsoleteness of their equipment.

    Crossword Puzzle #3 « Climate Audit

  • The USHCN storage formats are nasty in two distinct forms of obsoleteness: instead of using tab-separated ascii files, they use fixed columns packed together; and they use an obsolete zipping method to make .

    USHCN Trends: Red States and Blue States « Climate Audit

  • So someone is building this obsoleteness into consumer electronics, it seems deliberate.

    CNN Transcript Feb 4, 2007

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  • n - Obsoletity

    January 28, 2015