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noun as in disuse

noun as in extinction

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Their lifespans average less than two years, a consequence of designed obsolescence and a thirst to profit from flashy new features and capabilities.

The trade-off for gear obsolescence, according to JBL, is that PartyBoost is a longer, stronger, more clear wireless signal.

The solution might be to own up to what he’s done and seek redemption, or it might be to just slink off and live a life of luxury, slowly sliding into obsolescence.

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You want to tell her that history dies as well as lives, that parts of it fade away every day, through the deaths of its makers, through forgetfulness and intentional obsolescence.

This is advice from another century, laughable in its obsolescence.

In doing so, he implied the obsolescence of that most embedded of British watering holes, the pub.

These passages feel the most lived in; aging, for Rebecca Winter, is less frightening than obsolescence.

Can a consumer electronics technology help solve the environmental problems by the rampant obsolescence of consumer electronics?

(That infrastructure, by the way, comes with assorted vandalism, obsolescence, and parking logistics issues).

And therein lies a tale of fragility and obsolescence that can be told in two tidy charts.

Some may enjoy a second life; most of them will feel only the weakness of a second obsolescence.

It would be rash to say that it shows signs of approaching obsolescence, but that it is steadily weakening is fairly clear.

Petzholdt's Bibliotheca bibliographica is a classified bibliography that shows signs of obsolescence.

The industrial traits in this way tend to obsolescence through disuse.

The assertion of the rapid obsolescence of ships of war will be dwelt upon, in the hopes of contravening it.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obsolescence, such as: desuetude, discontinuance, obsoleteness, insuetude, and inusitation.

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