Term of the Day for Thursday, November 26, 2015




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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