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deprecation

[ dep-ri-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛp rɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of expressing earnest disapproval:Any omissions represent only a lack of information rather than a bias against or deprecation of the omitted product.
the act or process of belittling or disparaging; depreciation: The story painfully details the alternating deprecation and outright abuse the author suffered.
the act or process of protesting against something:The movie would be funnier if it weren’t predicated on stereotypical male deprecation of the celebration of matrimony.
Computers. the act or process of no longer supporting the use of a function, value, feature, etc., in software, but not removing the capability immediately, so as to allow for continued compatibility for a period of time: The software allows for the deprecation of certain features in the long run as they prove to be of less value.
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