- (of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
- It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
- Synonyms: antiquated, deprecated, disused
- (biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
- Synonyms: abortive, obscure, rudimental
- (no longer in use) see also Thesaurus:obsolete
- French: obsolète
- German: veraltet, obsolet
- Italian: obsoleto, in disuso
- Portuguese: obsoleto, obsoleta
- Russian: устаре́вший
- Spanish: obsoleto
obsolete (obsoletes, present participle obsoleting; past and past participle obsoleted)
- (transitive, US) To cause to become obsolete.
- This software component has been obsoleted.
- We are in the process of obsoleting this product.