obsolescence meaning, obsolescence definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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obsolescent

  

      adj   becoming obsolete or out of date  
     (C18: from Latin obsolescere; see obsolete)  
   obsolescence             n  
  obsolescently      adv  


built-in obsolescence  
      n      See       planned obsolescence  
planned obsolescence  
      n   the policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it,   (Also called)    built-in obsolescence  
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