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obsolescent

(ŏb′sə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
Biology Becoming reduced during the course of evolution; vestigial or nearly vestigial. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.

ob′so·les′cence n.
ob′so·les′cent·ly adv.
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For example-THE LAWS OF EQUILIBRIUM: (A) Any input amplifies or intensifies some situation (inflates); (B) Obsolesces existing homeostasis or balance; (C) Recreates an older mode of equilibrium (e.
METAPHOR: (A) Enhances awareness of relations; (B) Obsolesces simile, metonymy, connected logic; (C) Retrieves understanding, "meaning" via replay in another mode; (D) Reverses into Allegory.
VERB UM (utterance): (A) Intensifies and crystallizes percept-as word (thing); (B) Obsolesces the merely sensory via perceptual interplay; (C) Retrieval: transference of power from things to word-as vortex; (D) Reverses into the conceptual (replay of meaning-minus-the-experience).
Title of book by Harold Stahmer)(4); (B) Obsolesces the subhuman; (C) Retrieves past experience; (D) Group awareness and class structure.
SLANG: (A) Intensifies the new; (B) Obsolesces conventional vagueness, spectrum of meanings; (C) Retrieves unconventional primal gesture; (D) Reverses into cliche.
enhances analogy, discontinuity, obsolesces isolated figures, connection, efficient cause, retrieves ground patterns, irrationality, formal cause, and, if distorted, reverses into determinism.