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obsoleteness

Definition:

the property of being out of date and not current

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

obsolete

Plural:

obsoletenesses

Type of:

oldness » age » property » attribute

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin obsolētus worn out, past participle of obsolēre (unattested), from...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Obsolescence | Obsolete

the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages than... (42 of 1150 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Obsolescence

Collins Dictionary:

obsoleteness | obsolete | rudimentary [synonym, sense-specific] | obsoletely [adverb, derived]

[rare] the condition of being out of use or practice; not current | [rare] the condition of being out of date; unfashionable or outmoded | [biology] ... (24 of 293 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/obsoleteness

Oxford Dictionary:

obsolete | rudimentary [synonym, sense-specific] | obsoletely [derived] | obsoleteness [derived] | obsoletism [derived]

no longer produced or used; out of date | [biology] : (of a part or characteristic of an organism) less developed than formerly or in a related ... (26 of 137 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/obsolete

New World Dictionary:

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle] | obsoletely [adverb, related] | obsoleteness [noun, related]

no longer in use or practice; discarded | no longer in fashion; out-of-date; passé | [biology] rudimentary or poorly developed as compared with its ... (22 of 91 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/obsolete

American Heritage Dictionary:

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle] | obsoletes [3rd-person singular present] | obsoletely [adverb, related] | obsoleteness [noun, related] | obsoletism [noun, related]

No longer in use | Outmoded in design, style, or construction | [biology] Vestigial or imperfectly developed, especially in comparison with other ... (20 of 81 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/obsolete

Wiktionary:

obsoleteness | obsolescence [synonym]

Quality or state of being obsolete or unused. (8 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/obsoleteness

Merriam-Webster:

superannuate | superannuated [past tense] | superannuating [present participle] | superannuation [noun, related]

to make, declare, or prove obsolete or out-of-date | to retire and pension because of age or infirmity | to become retired | to become antiquated (23 of 54 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/superannuate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

superannuation [uncountable]

money that you pay regularly into a special plan offered by some employers, which you then receive as a monthly income when you retire (=stop working) (26 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/superannuation

Cambridge Dictionary:

superannuation [British]

money which people pay while they are working, so that they will receive payment when they stop working when they are old, or the payment they receive ... (27 of 41 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/superannuation

Random House Dictionary:

superannuation

the act of superannuating. | the state of being superannuated. | a pension or allowance to a superannuated person. (17 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/superannuation

Encarta Dictionary:

obsolete

no longer in use | superseded by something newer, though possibly still in use | describes a part or organ of an animal or plant that is undeveloped ... (26 of 67 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684346​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

obsoleteness | obsolete

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin obsolētus worn out, past participle of obsolēre (unattested), from ob- opposite to + solēre to be used

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/obsoleteness

Wiktionary:

obsoleteness

Origin: obsolete + -ness

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/obsoleteness

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle] | obsoletes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin obsoletus ("worn out, gone out of use"), past participle of obsolescere ("to wear out, fall into disuse, grow old, decay"); see obsolesce.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/obsolete

-ness

Origin: Middle English, from Old English -nis, -nes ("-ness"), from Proto-Germanic *-nassuz ("-ness"), alteration (by false division) of -n- (adjective and verbal terminating consonant) + Proto-Germanic *-assuz ("-ness")... (27 of 45 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ness

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Obsoleteness

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Obsoleteness"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Obsoleteness

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