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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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Most are old Russian-built types dating back to the Soviet era and are obsolescent in western terms, although Gaddafi does have a small number of more modern French Mirage F1s.
Most are Soviet-era, Russian-built fighters that are obsolescent in Western
Naik was equally candid when he said, " About 50 per cent of the equipment of the air force is obsolescent." It is not clear whether the air force has allocated any interim aircraft to service the needs of the SFC, which was created in 2003 and is currently headed by Lieutenant General B.
"The challenge facing Iraqi policy makers is how to effectively use oil revenues to improve the delivery of services and accumulate capital while limiting the country's dependence on an obsolescent resource," said a bank public finance management paper.
The book's first chapter lays out the theoretical terms for the volume as a whole, defending the concept of community against those who would dismiss it as theoretically obsolescent. Contrary to what some critics claim, Guinness explains, community is typically studied, not apart from the state, but in dialectical interaction with it.
"Honed as a painter in the brief heyday of Abstract Expressionism, before Pop Art obliterated that movement and made it instantly obsolescent, Strautmanis stubbornly admired the work and painterly philosophies of Willem de Kooning and Hans Hofmann.
Some years ago there were articles about the real cost of keeping obsolescent equipment, ships, tanks, aircraft, etc.
Maintaining the current, sterile, obsolescent education patterns could result in our human resources becoming an obstacle to development, rather than an engine of growth."
Boardman explained that it is Ovitally important that we begin the process of seeding the industry and replacing obsolescent equipment nowO as Othe average age of our passenger cars is at an all-time high E and it will continue to rise in the time it will take to order and build new equipment.O Mar 24, 2010
The group said: "The plan must give recognition to the fact that the development needs of businesses have changed and are not the same as those during the boom, by facilitating and supporting the redevelopment of obsolescent and older buildings in the city centre.
In 2009 the dynamic amplitude is greater, and often interesting in terms of contrast, but always strictly controlled, I would not say that the complete set from the 1 990s is now obsolescent, for it has its own distinctive qualities, but over ten years the trio has moved (in expression) onto a higher level.
Three floors of the new addition equal four in the older, obsolescent hospital, having level interconnections only at grade (the new emergency department) and the fourth floor connecting new and existing Intensive Care Units.