obsolete Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “obsolete” in the English Dictionary

"obsolete" in British English

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obsoleteadjective

uk   /ˌɒb.səlˈiːt/  us   /ˌɑːb-/
C1 not in use any more, having been ​replaced by something ​newer and ​better or more ​fashionable: Gas ​lampsbecame obsolete when ​electriclighting was ​invented.
(Definition of obsolete from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obsolete" in American English

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obsoleteadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɑb·səˈlit/
no ​longer used or ​needed, usually because something ​newer and ​better has ​replaced it: Typewriters have been ​rendered obsolete by ​computers.
(Definition of obsolete from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"obsolete" in Business English

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obsoleteadjective

uk   us   /ˈɒbsəliːt/
not in ​general use any more, having been ​replaced by something newer and better or more ​fashionable: Payment by ​cheque will soon be obsolete.become/be rendered obsolete Traditional ​retailing is in danger of being ​rendered obsolete by the ​internet. We need to ​replace some obsolete ​equipment.
(Definition of obsolete from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obsolete”
in Korean 쓸모가 없는…
in Arabic مُهمَل, مَهجور…
in Malaysian tdk digunakan lagi…
in French dépassé, périmé…
in Russian вышедший из употребления…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢棄的, 過時的, 淘汰的…
in Italian obsoleto…
in Turkish artık mevcut olmayan, tarihe karışmış…
in Polish przestarzały…
in Spanish obsoleto…
in Vietnamese cổ xưa…
in Portuguese obsoleto, em desuso…
in Thai ที่ล้าสมัย…
in German veraltet…
in Catalan obsolet…
in Japanese すたれた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废弃的, 过时的, 淘汰的…
in Indonesian usang…
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