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  • Obsoleteness — Ob so*lete*ness, n. 1. The state of being obsolete, or no longer used; a state of desuetude. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Indistinctness; want of development. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsoleteness — index desuetude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obsoleteness — noun see obsolete I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obsoleteness — See obsoletely. * * * …   Universalium

  • obsoleteness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being obsolete: desuetude, disuse, obsoletism. See NEW, USED …   English dictionary for students

  • obsoleteness — n. state of being obsolete; condition of being out of date; uselessness; disuse É‘bsÉ™ lɪːtnɪs / É’bsÉ™lɪːtnɪs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obsoleteness — noun the property of being out of date and not current • Syn: ↑superannuation • Derivationally related forms: ↑superannuate (for: ↑superannuation), ↑obsolete • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • disuse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of use Nouns 1. disuse, forbearance, abstinence; obsoleteness, [planned] obsolescence; relinquishment; cessation, discontinuance; abandonment; castaway, throwaway, reject. Informal, cold storage.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Archaism — Ar cha*ism, n. [Gr. archai:smo s, fr. archai^os ancient, fr. archh beginning: cf. F. archa[ i]sme. See {Arch}, a.] 1. An ancient, antiquated, or old fashioned, word, expression, or idiom; a word or form of speech no longer in common use. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsolete — I. adjective Etymology: Latin obsoletus, from past participle of obsolescere to grow old, become disused, perhaps from ob toward + solēre to be accustomed Date: 1579 1. a. no longer in use or no longer useful < an obsolete word > b. of a kind or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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