Obselete vs. Obsolete: What's the Difference?
"Obselete" is incorrect, while "Obsolete," meaning no longer produced or used, is the accurate spelling.
Which is correct: Obselete or Obsolete
How to spell Obsolete?
Obselete is Incorrect
Obsolete is Correct
Recall "Obsolete" by 1) Remembering that “sole” in the middle, as an "obsolete" item can be a sole, lonely item left.
2) Associating it with “solemn,” another word with “sole” in it.
3) Thinking of “sole,” as in a shoe’s sole, being worn and potentially becoming obsolete.
4) Connecting it with “obsession” and thinking that when an obsession dies, it becomes obsolete
5) Remembering it as OB-SO-LETE, separating into clear syllables.
Obselete and Obsolete Definitions
Obselete is an incorrect spelling of Obsolete.
It implies being supplanted by something newer
Smartphones made certain devices obsolete.
It can infer being outmoded in design, style, or construction
The obsolete architecture was fascinating.
Obsolete could imply that something is antiquated and out of date
Such obsolete laws need revisiting.
Obsolete indicates something is outdated and no longer in use
Typewriters have become obsolete.
No longer in use
An obsolete word.
Outmoded in design, style, or construction
An obsolete locomotive.
(Biology) Vestigial or rudimentary, especially in comparison with related or ancestral species, as the tailbone of an ape. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.
To cause to become obsolete
"The textbook publishers use every trick known to the marketing mind to obsolete their products year after year, thus closing off the possibility of second-hand sales" (Thomas Frank).
(of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often in favour of something newer).
It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
(biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
To cause to become obsolete.
This software component has been obsoleted.
We are in the process of obsoleting this product.
No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; - applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.
Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.
To become obsolete; to go out of use.
Old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable;
An obsolete locomotive
No longer in use;
Obsolete can mean being discarded due to age
His obsolete computer finally stopped working.
What is the verb form of Obsolete?
"Obsolete" can also be used as a verb (e.g., to obsolete something).
What is the pronunciation of Obsolete?
Pronounced as /ˌɒbsəˈliːt/.
Which vowel is used before Obsolete?
Typically "e" as in “an obsolete model.”
What is the plural form of Obsolete?
"Obsoletes" but rarely used since "Obsolete" is primarily an adjective.
What is the singular form of Obsolete?
Which article is used with Obsolete?
Which preposition is used with Obsolete?
“In” as in “obsolete in modern times.”
Why is it called Obsolete?
Derived from Latin "obsolescere" meaning "falling into disuse.”
What is the root word of Obsolete?
The root word is the Latin "obsolescere.”
Is Obsolete a noun or adjective?
"Obsolete" is mainly used as an adjective.
Is Obsolete an adverb?
Which determiner is used with Obsolete?
Determiners like "this" or "that" can be used.
What is the first form of Obsolete?
As an adjective, "Obsolete" doesn’t have forms. As a verb: "Obsolete."
Which conjunction is used with Obsolete?
No specific conjunction is directly associated with "Obsolete."
Is Obsolete a collective noun?
How do we divide Obsolete into syllables?
What is the opposite of Obsolete?
"Current" or "Modern."
Is Obsolete a negative or positive word?
Neutral, but often conveys a negative quality of being out-of-date.
Is the word Obsolete imperative?
What is a stressed syllable in Obsolete?
The last syllable "lete" is stressed.
What part of speech is Obsolete?
Adjective and sometimes verb.
Is Obsolete a vowel or consonant?
It is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Is Obsolete a countable noun?
It is mainly used as an adjective, not a noun.
Is the Obsolete term a metaphor?
No, but it can be used in metaphorical expressions.
What is another term for Obsolete?
How is Obsolete used in a sentence?
"The invention of smartphones has rendered many devices obsolete."
Is Obsolete an abstract noun?
How many syllables are in Obsolete?
What is the second form of Obsolete?
As a verb: "Obsoleted."
What is the third form of Obsolete?
As a verb: "Obsoleted."
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