Antonyms for obsolescence

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ob-suh-les-uh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɒb səˈlɛs əns

Definition of obsolescence

Origin :
  • 1809; see obsolescent + -ence. Phrase Planned obsolescence coined 1932, revived as a disparaging term 1950s.
  • As in disuse : noun state of non-use
  • As in extinction : noun dying out
Example sentences :
  • Petzholdt's Bibliotheca bibliographica is a classified bibliography that shows signs of obsolescence.
  • Extract from : « A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies » by Archer Taylor
  • This operation has naturally declined in vogue with the obsolescence of blood-letting as a remedy.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 » by Various
  • Yet even in those words which do not become common there is very little tendency to obsolescence in the King James version.
  • Extract from : « The Greatest English Classic » by Cleland Boyd McAfee
  • In nearly all cases structural remnants of eyes admit of being detected, in various degrees of obsolescence.
  • Extract from : « Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3) » by George John Romanes
  • Some may enjoy a second life; most of them will feel only the weakness of a second obsolescence.
  • Extract from : « English: Composition and Literature » by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
  • The industrial traits in this way tend to obsolescence through disuse.
  • Extract from : « The Theory of the Leisure Class » by Thorstein Veblen
  • This isn't the old-time expanding economy based on obsolescence and conspicuous consumption.
  • Extract from : « This Crowded Earth » by Robert Bloch
  • Obsolescence in this connexion must be understood only of common educated speech, that is, the average speaker's vocabulary.
  • Extract from : « Society for Pure English, Tract 2, on English Homophones » by Robert Bridges

Synonyms for obsolescence

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