Adjective "obsolescence" definition and examples

(Obsolescence may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌɒbsəˈlɛs(ə)ns/

Definitions and examples

noun

The process of becoming obsolete or outdated and no longer used.
  1. 'gunpowder brought about the obsolescence of many weapons'
  2. 'Format obsolescence has been crucial to record companies, as it allows them to recycle their catalogs.'
  3. 'The ease and sophistication with which catalogues of books and journals can now be stored on computers is beginning to make even the most reliable of printed bibliographies look in danger of obsolescence.'
  4. 'Organizations that commit to digital archiving should be acutely aware that they will need to upgrade their storage equipment every 7 to 10 years to avoid equipment obsolescence.'
  5. 'More than any other literary form, science fiction always courts obsolescence.'
  6. 'The rapid obsolescence of computer hardware has resulted in the early retirement of otherwise good equipment.'

More definitions

1. the state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete.

More examples(as adjective)

"factors can be obsolescence."

"write-offs can be obsolescence."