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obsolescence

ob suh le suhns

  • n  the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date
    a policy of planned obsolescence

  • It was around the 1920s, for instance, that automakers hit upon the profitable notion of yearly style "advances" for new cars, the aesthetic equivalent of planned obsolescence.
  • Since stereo came along, the record industry has been haunted by the bogey of unplanned obsolescence: recordings that were big during the LP decade are now as dated as an .
  • It signifies a geologic change in American politics: the growing obsolescence of the great institutions -- the political parties, the Establishment media, the Congress -- that have .

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