Meaning of “obsolete” in the English Dictionary

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"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 /ˈɒbsəliːt/ us

not in general use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable: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)