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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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Material constraints obsolesce "it" (X is thinking of dropping the idea).
Tatischeff can only fend off the unavoidable sweep of his obsolesce for a short while, and soon, he must accept that he has no place in this world.
In addition to the impact of virtually unlimited high-speed computing and storage, one can imagine other societal changes brought on by technological innovations: ubiquitous vision systems that see not only in the visible spectrum but across all wavelengths would render the privacy of night obsolete; high-efficiency solar cells could transform the world from hydrocarbon-based energy economies to green energy; and sophisticated home health care diagnostic systems might obsolesce most medical office visits.
If the Furr's decision was contrary, vendors supplying product that is subject to spoilage, of, perhaps even obsolesce, may be discouraged from continuing to sell to a customer in financial difficulty.
There are possible practical applications of this kind of study (see later discussion), but it is also of some theoretical interest, not least because it qualifies ideas that journals obsolesce in some regular sort of way.
Sheahan encouraged attendees to "flirt with your obsolesce instead of waiting for someone else to do it" and summed up his keynote by telling the audience to "question assumptions, think about how you do not just what you do, collaborate.
This can help shift their capital costs on security to an operational expenditure model, allowing them to potentially counter technological obsolesce and improve their overall security posture.
At the same time, the activity tends to antiquate or obsolesce a previously intensified process.
Otherwise, the language will be doomed to obsolesce on the global stage.
In other words, with a shift to a postindustrial economic system, factories are increasingly displaced and hidden, while stores allegedly obsolesce as more goods are bought through websites.
Many researchers have suggested that print materials in some fields--humanities (Heisey, 1988), music (Longyear, 1977), or physics (Line, 1974)--may not obsolesce at all.