obsolete definition

  • adjective:
    • no more used: an obsolete term.
    • Outmoded in design, design, or construction: an obsolete locomotive.
    • Biology Vestigial or imperfectly developed, particularly in comparison with other people or related types; maybe not demonstrably marked or seen; indistinct. Used of an organ or other element of an animal or plant.
    • no longer being used; gone into disuse; disused or ignored (frequently by choice for some thing more recent, which replaces the subject).
    • Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
    • not any longer used; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; ; -- applied mainly to terms, writings, or observances.
    • not to distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly created; abortive.
    • no more used
  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to be obsolete.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become outdated; to go out of usage.
  • others:
    • Gone out-of usage; not in use: since, an obsolete word; an obsolete custom; an obsolete law. Abbreviated outdated
    • In descriptive zoöl., indistinct; not clearly or sharply marked; placed on colors, faded, dim: as, an obsolete purple; placed on ornaments or organs, really imperfectly created, scarcely perceptible: because, outdated striæ, spines, ocelli.
    • In order to become obsolete; distribute useful.
    • to produce outdated; render disused.
    • In botany, notingan organ which is rudimentary or barely evident.

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