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"out of date" in British English

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(Definition of out of date from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"out-of-date" in American English

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out-of-dateadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈoʊt·əvˈdeɪt/
outdated: The ​information in the ​book is out of ​date. out-of-date ​fashions
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"out of date" in Business English

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out of dateadjective

uk   us   (also out-of-date [only before noun])
laws, ​systems, ​processes, etc. that are out of ​date are no ​longer useful or ​correct because they are not ​based on recent ​changes or ​developments: Current ​regulations are out of ​date.5/20/50, etc. years out of date In some ​cases, ​informationprovided by U.S. ​authorities was proved to be 10 ​years out of ​date.hopelessly/completely/totally out of date The ​technology being used in some ​employmentagencies is hopelessly out of ​date.
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documents that are out of ​date are no ​longerlegal because they do not contain recent details or ​information: Forty ​planes were ​grounded when the ​company forgot to put ​renewedinsurancedocuments on ​board and they were not ​allowed to take off with out-of-date ​papers. an out-of-date ​passport/​license plate
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no ​longer considered to be modern or ​fashionable: out-of-date ​fashions/hairstyleslook/seem/feel (5/20/50, etc. years) out of date The ambience of the ​bar now ​feels about 30 ​years out of ​date.
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COMMERCE food, drink, or ​medicine that is out of ​date is no ​longersafe to eat, drink, or use because it has been ​kept for ​longer than it should have been: The ​localstore is ​stocked with out-of-date tins of ​food and has ​inconvenientopeninghours.
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