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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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reversal (4), fir example, can be thought of as an obsolescence (2) of the intensification (1), andlor a retrieval (3) of the obsolesced (2).
For example, he was one of the first to identify the fact that assembly line production was being obsolesced by electronic technologies, in works such as The Future of Industrial Man (1942), and Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959).
Rational-legal authority: corresponds with literacy (enhanced by print media; obsolesced by electric electronic media; flips into charismatic authority).
5) This line seems to suggest that when something is obsolesced, it withdraws into the hidden ground, and becomes a strand of invisible force that is perhaps even more deadly since it is unperceived.
I am holding on to my cassette tapes, but these clearly are being obsolesced by the 'record industry' as well.