obsolescent obsolescent  /ˌɑb sə ˈlɛ sənt/


  • (adj) becoming obsolete


  • John was surprised to see that all the films available for rental in the library were videotapes in obsolescent VHS format.


  • Golden oldie movie lines sometimes get it just right

    Do you ever wonder who would buy any of those obsolescent VHS movies donated to thrift stores? I can name at least one person: me. I add them to my collection of favorite movies that I want to replay during our scorchingly hot summer afternoons. At this time there's nothing like the escape of a great movie I've already seen; watching one is like visiting an old friend.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star


  1. "We have to build a new relationship, cleaner, free of complexes, balanced, clear of the dregs of the past and of obsolescent ideas that remain on both sides of the Mediterranean," Mr Sarkozy said. "It is up to us to rid the relationship...
    on May 19, 2006 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: BBC News

  2. "No Headquarters Agreement, no immunity, no confidentiality. The provisions of the 1947 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies are obsolescent at best and obsolete at worse," Santiago said.
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Miriam Defensor-Santiago Source: GMA news.tv

  3. "The state of Minnesota has 13,000 bridges; 1,135 are structurally deficient, and 451 are functionally obsolescent. That is 12.2 percent; it is one of the lowest percentages in the country, but it underscores a serious problem with the state of...
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Jim Oberstar Source: Twin Cities Planet

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