obsolescence obsolescence  /ˌɑb sə ˈlɛ səns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date

Usage(s):

  1. Nagging the Air Force is a vast and worsening aircraft and missile obsolescence problem.
  2. Meanwhile, the computer industry, mired in its worst-ever sales slump, is desperate to dream up a compelling innovation that will put the forced back in forced obsolescence.

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