Obsolescence

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obsolescence

[‚äb·sə′les·əns]
(engineering)
Decreasing value of functional and physical assets or value of a product or facility from technological changes rather than deterioration.

Obsolescence

A loss in value due to a decrease in the usefulness of property caused by decay, changes in technology, people’s behavioral patterns and tastes, or environmental changes. Items or buildings that become out of date or practice and fall into disuse; also impairment of a building resulting from a change in the design or from external influences which tend to make the property less desirable for continued use.
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Frank Pallone was looking into laws the congressman called "obselete." Three laws - the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), the Federal Wire Act of 1961 and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) - effectively ban sports gambling on single contests in any state outside Nevada.
The seventh tallest man-made structure, the radio mast was rendered obselete by the switch from analog to digital signal in 2008.
Just as MP3s led to a fall in CD sales, e-books are likely to eat into sales of regular books, but this change will be a much slower process, so books aren't going to become obselete for a long time.
Police officers continued to use whistles while on duty, until the advance of the two-way radio system rendered them obselete. But they are still worn by some as decorative features of the standard uniform.
With torrential rain wiping out Thursday's play, the field will attempt to fit in 36 holes today, so overnight prices will be obselete and it will be in-running action only by the time most punters wake up.
Zoo, Sixty Min Silence, Obselete Start Presents 8pm
"Initially I was involved with the now obselete Under-23 side and its successor, the Under 21s - both those teams contained some of the best players ever to pull on the dark-blue jersey.
It was founded as one of a chain of villages between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and was abandoned in the nineteenth, when its role as a link between the coast and the Piedmontese hinterland became obselete. Giancarlo De Carlo has been given the wonderful task of bringing the village back to life.
As time goes on, each manager will often require different reports and existing reports will become obselete.