Definition of 'obsolete'
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Products and whole businesses can become obsolete as tomorrow leaves them behind. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Both those restrictions have gone, made obsolete by digital technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another myth is that Openreach is investing in obsolete technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And twenty per cent of the 2,000 adults quizzed think they are about to become obsolete. The Sun (2016)I thought it would become obsolete pretty quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Investment plans for the rest of this decade are based on technology already considered obsolete by the world's most competitive economies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will only be obsolete when the threats have become obsolete,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The original concept of limited war had been rendered obsolete by changing political circumstances. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)There is vast scope to cut out obsolete practices. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Hospitals left with obsolete equipment have had to upgrade on their own. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We need more home technology and it seems to become obsolete more quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All three of these diagnoses were once subsumed under the now obsolete name hysteria. Trauma and Recovery (1992)Fast growth always makes obsolete the existing controls. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)Computers may become less quickly obsolete too. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Much of that force is founded on ageing equipment backed by vast stores of almost obsolete replacement parts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Industry pundits claim the existence of such offers renders pay-as-you-go deals obsolete. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fact is, that old picture became obsolete almost the moment it was taken. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He criticised Labour claims that drones could render nuclear submarines obsolete. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It soon makes obsolete capital structure or existing arrangements for obtaining short-term loans and working capital. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)It's an examination of a world that the march of civilisation should have rendered obsolete years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Proper obsolete old banger now. The Sun (2014)A paean to obsolete office equipment? Times, Sunday Times (2012)TVs on the high street, it can still work out cheaper to rent - with the added benefit that you are not left with obsolete technology. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'obsolete'
British English: obsolete /ˈɒbsəˌliːt; ˌɒbsəˈliːt/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is obsolete is no longer needed because a better thing now exists.
The equipment became obsolete almost as soon as it was made.
- American English: obsolete
- Arabic: مَهْجُورٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obsoleto
- Chinese: 荒废的
- Croatian: zastario
- Czech: zastaralý
- Danish: forældet
- Dutch: verouderd
- European Spanish: obsoleto
- Finnish: vanhentunut
- French: obsolète
- German: veraltet
- Greek: απαρχαιωμένος
- Italian: obsoleto
- Japanese: すたれた
- Korean: 쓸모 없어진
- Norwegian: umoderne
- Polish: przestarzały
- European Portuguese: obsoleto
- Romanian: perimat
- Russian: устаревший
- Spanish: obsoleto
- Swedish: föråldrad
- Thai: ที่ล้าสมัย
- Turkish: modası geçmiş
- Ukrainian: застарілий
- Vietnamese: lỗi thời
Definition of obsolete from the Collins English Dictionary
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