Obsolete vs. Obsolescent

Obsolete = no longer used ; completely out of date.

  • If a company wants to remain competitive , it should replace all its old and obsolete equipment.
  • Old technology is becoming obsolete because of the dramatic pace of development in the field.
  • Technological advancements can render some jobs and even the whole industry obsolete.


Obsolescent = becoming obsolete;  going out of use/fashion.

  • The planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence ( a management terminology used for making a preplanning in such a way that the existing product becomes less attractive with entry of the new product) makes the existing product less attractive by the introduction of the new product with additional functionalities.
  • Electronic equipment and gadgets are subject to fast obsolescence.
  • Any technology is obsolescent and it is bound to become obsolete one day.

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