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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 Items or buildings that become out of date or practice and fall into disuse; also impairment of a building resulting from a change in the design or from external influences which tend to make the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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Hind wing: M+CU:1-M = 15:23.The hind femur of the female is at most some swollen, median carina of propodeum 0.4 times length of propodeum in lateral view (Figures 3, 4); median carina of second tergite obsolescent; vertex convex; second tergite with shallow pit antero-laterally (Figures 5, 6) or with curved carina.
The half life of knowledge is about two yearsoin two years, half the body of knowledge of a specific field becomes obsolescent. This means we have to keep up.
The rest are outdated or obsolescent. AaHis figures appear accurate.
The argument that the current system will be technologically obsolescent in the next 15 years does not survive scrutiny.
If that's what passes for revisionism these days, I'll take the quaint, obsolescent stories in which the women actually get to speak, and it's the men who are silent.
What BVN has achieved is much more than a one-off intervention in an obsolescent office building.
This too has been replaced with a modern box, and we're told that soon even this will be obsolescent and surplus to requirements.
Parts of the superstructure involve reversion to obsolescent critical positions.
In passing, I did come across one puzzling passage: a reference to the Concerto di flauti by Alessandro Marcello, which the translation claims "must have been conceived for the enjoyment of a small group of amateurs who, it appears, were still playing the obsolescent recorder 'consort-style' in all its sizes from descant to bass well into the eighteenth century" (p.
Professor Dianne Hunter's book review entitled 'Juliet Mitchell, The Obsolescent Oedipus Complex, and the Decline of Patriarchy' also adds to this issue an invaluable and comprehensive review on how patriarchy perpetuates itself through the institution of the family.
In my book (and I promise that's the last mention, at least for this issue), I write: "To the progressive mind, the very concept of 'the enemy' is obsolescent: There are no enemies, just friends whose grievances we haven't yet accommodated." And because "the progressive mind" controls the public space--the media, the schools, the libraries, the bookstores, the courts--even the British Army has been forced to concede and declare that the concept of "the enemy" is now obsolescent.
In 1970, Princeton theologian Paul Ramsey railed against in vitro technologies in a sobering book tided Fabricated Man; a year later, The Atlantic Monthly ran a story headlined "The Obsolescent Mother." Editorialists spun visions of a world in which women would exchange each other's ova and rent each other's wombs, creating all manner of tangled familial relations.