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Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence.
Brooks Stevens

Meaning of "obsolescence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBSOLESCENCE

obsolescence  [ˌɒbsəˈlɛsəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBSOLESCENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Obsolescence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OBSOLESCENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

obsolescence

Obsolescence

Obsolescence is 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 the inconvenience related to repurchasing the replacement. Obsolete refers to something that is already disused or discarded, or antiquated. Typically, obsolescence is preceded by a gradual decline in popularity.

Definition of obsolescence in the English dictionary

The definition of obsolescence in the dictionary is the condition of being obsolete or out of date.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OBSOLESCENCE


adolescence
ˌædəˈlɛsəns
alkalescence
ˌælkəˈlɛsəns
calescence
kəˈlɛsəns
coalescence
ˌkəʊəˈlɛsəns
convalescence
ˌkɒnvəˈlɛsəns
decalescence
ˌdiːkəˈlɛsəns
electroluminescence
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
emollescence
ˌɪməˈlɛsəns
essence
ˈɛsəns
fluorescence
ˌflʊəˈrɛsəns
immunofluorescence
ˌɪmjʊnəʊflʊəˈrɛsəns
luminescence
ˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns
opalescence
ˌəʊpəˈlɛsəns
pallescence
pəˈlɛsəns
pearlescence
pɜːˈlɛsəns
preadolescence
ˌpriːædəˈlɛsəns
quintessence
kwɪnˈtɛsəns
recalescence
ˌriːkəˈlɛsəns
reconvalescence
ˌriːkɒnvəˈlɛsəns
virilescence
ˌvɪrɪˈlɛsəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBSOLESCENCE

obsessively
obsessiveness
obsessor
obsidian
obsidional
obsidionary
obsign
obsignation
obsignatory
obsolesce
obsolescence clause
obsolescent
obsolescently
obsolete
obsoletely
obsoleteness
obsoletion
obsoletism
obstacle
obstacle course

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBSOLESCENCE

acquiescence
at your convenience
car licence
chemiluminescence
concupiscence
dehiscence
driving licence
effervescence
evanescence
gaming licence
innocence
licence
magnificence
photoluminescence
provisional driving licence
pubescence
reminiscence
renascence
road-fund licence
senescence
translucence

Synonyms and antonyms of obsolescence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «obsolescence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBSOLESCENCE

Find out the translation of obsolescence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of obsolescence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «obsolescence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

过时
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

obsolescencia
570 millions of speakers

English

obsolescence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अप्रचलन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التقادم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

устаревание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obsolescência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরান হত্তয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obsolescence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Usang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Veralten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

陳腐化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노후화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Obsolesen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đa củ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழக்கொழிந்துபோகச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अप्रचलन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eskime
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

obsolescenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

starzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

застарівання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uzura morală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απαξίωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veroudering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inkurans
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

foreldelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of obsolescence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSOLESCENCE»

The term «obsolescence» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.341 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSOLESCENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about obsolescence

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8 QUOTES WITH «OBSOLESCENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word obsolescence.
1
Tony Benn
Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
2
Maureen Dowd
Journalism, spooked by rumors of its own obsolescence, has stopped believing in itself. Groans of doom alternate with panicked happy talk.
3
Martin Freeman
Name anything - high-definition TV, computer obsolescence - and I'm pretty much annoyed by it.
4
Art Linkletter
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
5
Kent McCord
Instead, most colleges are studies in obsolescence.
6
Matt Mullenweg
Immunity to obsolescence is the only obsolescent-immune conceit of the past millennium.
7
Michael Redhill
Having a child is sowing the seeds of your own obsolescence: birth is the fuse that leads to that other thing. You appear, you replace yourself, you die.
8
Brooks Stevens
Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBSOLESCENCE»

Discover the use of obsolescence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to obsolescence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future ...
Planned Obsolescence is both a provocation to think more broadly about the academy's future and an argument for reconceiving that future in more communally-oriented ways.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, 2011
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Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America
This book gives us a detailed and harrowing picture of how, by choosing to support ever-shorter product lives we may well be shortening the future of our way of life as well.
Giles Slade, 2009
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Investigating Obsolescence: Studies in Language Contraction ...
The volume concludes with a look at how research into language obsolescence may affect other aspects of linguistics and anthropology--first and second language acquisition, historical linguistics, the study of pidgins and creoles, language ...
Nancy C. Dorian, 1992
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The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age ...
Presents an examination of the claim by some writers, such as DeLillo, Pynchon, and Franzen, that the audience for serious literature has dwindled due to television, and posits the question of which cultural or social functions might ...
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, 2006
5
Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence
Best Before examines how the videogames industry's retail, publishing, technology design, advertising and marketing practices actively produce obsolescence, wearing out and retiring old games to make way for the always new, just out of ...
James Newman, 2012
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Fourth Dimension in Building:: Strategies for Avoiding ...
In addition, the technologies sometimes change, making facilities obsolete before they have worn out or otherwise failed. This book explores the meaning of obsolescence as the term applies to buildings.
Building Research Board, Committee on Facility Design to Minimize Premature Obsolescence, National Research Council, 1993
7
Policies and Procedures Manual for Accounting and Financial ...
Policy Management should establish a policy for evaluating inventory, material, component parts, and finished goods for obsolescence. General In addition to comparing the carrying cost of inventory with its market value, a comparison must  ...
Douglas W. Kutz, 2003
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Consequences of Planned Obsolescence for Consumer Culture ...
By drawing on numerous examples, this essay explains how advertisements are constructed semiotically and which ideologies they derive from.
Christoph Behrends, 2008
9
Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of ...
Figure 6-1 shows the attempt to hierarchically model most obsolescence root causes. This model does not cover all possible causes of software obsolescence; rather, it is an effort to capture the predominate factors that contribute to software  ...
Bjoern Bartels, Ulrich Ermel, Peter Sandborn, 2012
10
Decline and Obsolescence of Logical Empiricism: Carnap Vs. ...
Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991.
Sahotra Sarkar, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBSOLESCENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term obsolescence is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Guardian view on the Labour leadership: analogue contest in a …
If it continues down the current path of retrospection and introspection, Labour will face not just defeat but obsolescence: an analogue ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Job Opening: FOR's Director of Operations
Regularly maintain and assess the effectiveness or relative obsolescence of technological systems. Work with consultants to insure that IT ... «Fellowship of Reconciliation, Jul 15»
3
Why tear down a perfectly good mansion? Because you can.
“You have this 20-year-old house, and presumably it has built-in obsolescence, because it is not the current look that we as a community have ... «Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jul 15»
4
3 High Quality Dividend Growth Stocks For The Next 20 Years
... its current dividend yield of 3.2% gives investors expected total returns of 10% to 12% a year – with very low risk of business obsolescence. «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
5
Unearthed Steep Hill Beach wreck has PI connection
The advent of coal-fired, steam-driven ships only hastened the ship's obsolescence. A blizzard roared up the coast on that Christmas Day in ... «Wicked Local Newburyport, Jul 15»
6
Lenovo seeks input on its Retro ThinkPad concept
Basically, what we once had, a long time ago – before you stopped listening to us and embraced planned obsolescence. Yes, I will pay more ... «Liliputing, Jul 15»
7
Super Charge Your Returns With Universal Power Group
In the past five years the average inventory obsolescence charge was $239,621. Inventory will be safe from write downs based on the past. «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
8
Cultural Evolution and Language Mavenry, Or Why Making Fun of …
So there's a one-directional flow from the pool of adaptive behaviors, via garbling or obsolescence, to the pool of maladaptive behaviors. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
Social media: too important for wealth managers to ignore?
Clients now expect real-time responses from wealth managers, who must quickly adapt or face obsolescence. Social media is already ... «Citywire.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
Once Mighty Humvee Getting Its Discharge
One Army unit dubbed its Humvee “Rocinante” after Don Quixote's horse, a symbol of obsolescence. In 2004, Spec. Thomas Wilson, a soldier ... «Valley News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Obsolescence [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/obsolescence>. May 2020 ».
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