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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Definitions for obsolescence

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

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Citations for obsolescence
In the case of The Who, as Townshend observes, that meant exploring the genre’s built-in obsolescence. At the start of the group’s career, he notes, everyone believed that pop music was going through phases, none of which would last long. , "Lambert & Stamp: The men who made The Who," BBC, May 15, 2015
"We'll give him a good trade-in on his old one, allowing for depreciation and obsolescence. What model has he got?" Philip K. Dick, "Foster, You're Dead," Star Science Fiction Stories, No. 3, 1955
Origin of obsolescence
1820-1830
Obsolescence entered English in the 1820s from the Latin obsolēscere meaning "to fall into disuse."