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obsolete

Biology (of parts, organs, etc.) vestigial; rudimentary

obsolete

[‚äb·sə′lēt]
(biology)
A part of an organism that is imperfect or indistinct, compared with a corresponding part of similar organisms.
(engineering)
No longer satisfactory for the purpose for which obtained, due to improvements or revised requirements.
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First, both parties ignore the bulk of the academic literature on the sociological obsoleteness of the linear model (see for example Nelson and Winter, Kline and Rosenberg, Rip, Etzkowitz, etc.
announced Friday it will halt domestic production of ethylene in view of declining profitability impacted by slow demand in Japan and the growing obsoleteness of its equipment.
This is very significant considering the vast amount of speculation in the literature on the obsoleteness of library schools' curricular in Nigeria.
For Pinera, on the other hand, the dialectic mechanism of innovation and obsoleteness is inside a limited space, as we have seen in his editorials and in "La isla en peso." As a result, the impulses of transcendence of a subject's transformative process are also inside that space.
While TGYH has been criticised for its inadequacy and, obsoleteness, etc., critics can seldom offer a viable alternative.
The 'stability-instability paradox' -- as it is called -- holds that while nuclear weapons may keep nuclear armed rivals from launching full blown military campaigns, they will increase the possibility of either side taking advantage of obsoleteness of war and initiating limited incursions.
federalism, it exposes the weaknesses and obsoleteness of federalism and
But with the adoption of a unified interest rate across different economic entities, and in light of a crisis that led to the inevitable obsoleteness of the Maastricht Treaty, deviation occurred and led to the present situation: As Greece got into more and more debt, it hid the truth about this from Brussels with the help of the American group Goldman Sachs, while in Spain, Ireland and Portugal, families, institutions and private customers stacked loans, until they became replete with debt.