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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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In this section we provide the general rationale of our theory of obsolescing legitimacy and how it contributes to the extant literature on the legitimating strategies by MNCs.
Sushil Vachani, Enhancing the Obsolescing Bargain Theory: A Longitudinal Study of Foreign Ownership of U.
See supra note 19 and accompanying text (explaining obsolescing bargain particularly high in developing and transition economies); supra note 65 (demonstrating increased political risk across all industries when leaders become emboldened by profitable expropriations).
Machines are the most important, expensive and fast obsolescing element of an organization.
It embraces the process nature of reading and writing, preferring the constantly-evolving-but-never-finishing to the static and rapidly obsolescing "product.
Torture and slaughter were imputed to obsolescing pathologies of an older period or to the abuses inevitably incident to a civil war against a radical and terrorist Left.
The main caveat of the critics is that the great Modernist texts--whose import lies at least as much in their technical achievements within the closed, formal systems of their rapidly obsolescing genres as in their reflection of extra-textual deformations in modern society--simply do not allow for straight-forward adaptation the way that nineteenth-century realist novels do.
This sector produced obsolescing hardware for the constipated Gosplan (Central Planning Agency), which brokered exchanges between an empire of producers without quality computers or telecommunications, and without transparent banking or market indicators or even a free press.
The United States will not increase the size of its strategic offensive forces or missile defenses in response to Russia's reaction; and Russia's tiny defense budget and the shrinkage of its missile production infrastructure cannot sustain significant increases to a force structure that is rapidly obsolescing.
I hated the idea of obsolescing my 4-port router and shelling out for the 8-port model.
Absurd though it seems then, Brome's play puts highly fraught material changes into dialogue--siding, as did so much of the drama, with a nostalgic attachment to the rapidly obsolescing customary worlds.
Instead of a premature end to the American Century or a coming clash of civilizations, today there appears to be one dominant global civilization, the American, and several atavisms masquerading as civilizational challenges--Islamic fundamentalism, Balkan mayhem, the (not very) Confucian East, the obsolescing economic nationalism of Japan and South Korea, the declining Chinese Communist grip on a rapidly growing capitalist China and a Russia that does not appear to have an economy in 2000, let alone a competing civilization.