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No longer appropriate for the purpose it was obtained due either to the availability of better alternatives or change in user requirements. See also obsolescence.

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We use computers in offices because typewriters and calculators have become obsolete in the last thirty years and computers have many more capabilities.
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Status-conscious Steve was frustrated to see a new model of iPhone on the market because he felt it made the model he bought just a month ago seem obsolete.
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The black-powder rifle became obsolete when semi-automatic rifles took it's place, allowing for superior firepower and customization, ultimately being a step-up from it's predecessor.
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