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"obsolescence" in British English

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obsolescencenoun [U]

uk   /ˌɒb.səˈles.əns/  us   /ˌɑːb-/
(Definition of obsolescence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obsolescence" in American English

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obsolescencenoun [U]

 us   /ˌɑb·səˈles·əns/
the ​process of ​becoming no ​longeruseful or ​needed: Older ​versions had ​passed into obsolescence and a new ​version was already on the ​market.
(Definition of obsolescence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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obsolescencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɒbsəˈlesəns/
the ​process or fact of becoming old-fashioned and no ​longer useful: Depreciation refers to the ​loss of ​value of an ​assetdue to age, ​wear and tear, and obsolescence. Unless it ​changes, the ​industry faces the ​risk of ​technological obsolescence.
built-in obsolescence PRODUCTION, MARKETING a ​feature of a ​product or ​part of its ​design that ​means it will not last for a ​longtime: Commercial ​property has ​built-in obsolescence, being ​sensitive to ​technologicalchange.
obsolescent
adjective formal
There are difficulties in ​finding obsolescent ​components for older ​machinery.
(Definition of obsolescence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obsolescence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 荒废, 退化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荒廢, 退化…
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