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See also: obsolète

英语(English)

发音(Pronunciation)

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒbsəliːt/
  • (US) enPR: äbsəˈlēt, IPA(key): /ɑbsəˈliːt/, /ˈɑbsəliːt/

词源1(Etymology 1)

From Latin obsolētus (worn out, gone out of use), past participle of obsolēscere (to wear out, fall into disuse, grow old, decay); see obsolesce.

替代形式(Alternative forms)

形容词(Adjective)

obsolete (comparative more obsolete, superlative most obsolete)

  1. (of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often in favour of something newer).
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
    It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
    Synonyms: antiquated, deprecated, disused
  2. (biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
    • 1891, Charles Dixon, The Birds of Our Rambles: With a Companion for the Country, page 130:
      These two birds somewhat closely resemble each other, but the Sedge Warbler is russet-brown above, the feathers with dark centres, the pale buff eyestripe is very clearly defined, and the underparts are buffish white; the Reed Warbler is more olive on the upper parts, the feathers having no dark centres, the underparts are more inclined to buff, and the eyestripe is nearly obsolete.
    Synonyms: abortive, obscure, rudimental
用法注意(Usage notes)
  • Nouns to which "obsolete" is often applied: word, phrase, equipment, computer, technology, weapon, machine, law, statute, currency, building, idea, skill, concept, custom, theory, tradition, institution.
同义词(Synonyms)
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翻译(Translations)

词源2(Etymology 2)

From Latin obsolētō (degrade, soil, sully, stain, defile)

动词(Verb)

obsolete (third-person singular simple present obsoletes, present participle obsoleting, simple past and past participle obsoleted)

  1. (transitive, US) To cause to become obsolete.
    This software component has been obsoleted.
    We are in the process of obsoleting this product.
用法注意(Usage notes)
  • To obsolete is often used in computing and other technical fields to indicate an effort to remove or replace something.
  • Compare deprecated (no longer considered correct usage).
同义词(Synonyms)
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German

发音(Pronunciation)

形容词(Adjective)

obsolete

  1. inflection of obsolet:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

形容词(Adjective)

obsolete f pl

  1. feminine plural of obsoleto

Latin

词源1(Etymology 1)

发音(Pronunciation)

副词(Adverb)

obsolētē (comparative obsolētius, superlative obsolētissimē)

  1. old
  2. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

词源2(Etymology 2)

发音(Pronunciation)

Participle

obsolēte

  1. vocative masculine singular of obsolētus

来源参考(References)

  • obsolete in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

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