Definition of obsolete adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒbsəliːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːbsəˈliːt//
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no longer used because something new has been invented synonym out of date obsolete technology With technological changes many traditional skills have become obsolete. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin obsoletus ‘grown old, worn out’, past participle of obsolescere ‘fall into disuse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obsolete