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obsolete Tweet Definition of obsolete Like Definition of obsolete on Facebook
verb (obsolet, ing)
  1. (nonstandard) To perform some action that causes, or attempts to cause, something to become obsolete.
This software component has been obsoleted.
We are in the process of obsoleting this product.
adjective 
  1. (context, of words, equipment, etc.) no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
  2. (biology) imperfect, Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
     
Ogham Tweet Definition of Ogham Like Definition of Ogham on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An ancient Celtic alphabet historically used in Britain and Ireland.
     
ogonek Tweet Definition of ogonek Like Definition of ogonek on Facebook
noun 
  1. (orthography): A hook-shaped diacritical mark attached underneath a vowel, typically to indicate nasalization, as in Ä, ÄÄ, Ä, ÄÄ, į, Įį, Ç«, Ǫǫ or ų, Ųų.
     
old Tweet Definition of old Like Definition of old on Facebook
adjective ((compar) older or elder, (superl) oldest or eldest)
  1. Of an object, concept, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.
  • an abandoned building
    1. Of a living being, having lived for relatively many years.
  • a wrinkled man
    1. Having existed or lived for the specified time.
  • How are they? She"s five years and he"s seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-.
  • My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years .
  • a five-year- car
    1. former, Former, previous.
  • My new car is not as good as my one.
    1. 1994, Michael Grumley, Life Drawing
    2. : But over my life, a new life had formed.
      1. obsolete, Obsolete; out-of-date.
    3. That is the way of doing things; now we do it this way.
      1. tiresome, Tiresome
      Your constant pestering is getting .
         
    omicron Tweet Definition of omicron Like Definition of omicron on Facebook
    noun 
    1. the name for the 15th letter of Classical Greek, Classical and Modern Greek. The 16th in Ancient Greek, Ancient and Old Greek.
         
    onomastic Tweet Definition of onomastic Like Definition of onomastic on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. of, or relating to a personal or place name
    2. of, or relating to onomastics
         
    onomasticon Tweet Definition of onomasticon Like Definition of onomasticon on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A book, list, or vocabulary of names, especially of people.
    ''We looked up the origin of her name in an .
         
    onomastics Tweet Definition of onomastics Like Definition of onomastics on Facebook
    noun (plurale tantum)
    1. The branch of lexicology devoted to the study of names and naming.
         
    onomatology Tweet Definition of onomatology Like Definition of onomatology on Facebook
    noun 
    1. the study of the origins of names; onomastics
         
    onomatopoeia Tweet Definition of onomatopoeia Like Definition of onomatopoeia on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (uncountable) The property of a word of sounding like what it represents.
    2. (countable) A word which has the property of onomatopoeia, such as "moo" or "hiss".
         
    Oral Tweet Definition of Oral Like Definition of Oral on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A male given name, ultimately derived from Aurelius
         
    orthographic Tweet Definition of orthographic Like Definition of orthographic on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. Of a projection used in maps, architecture etc., in which the rays are parallel.
      1. Of, or relating to, orthography.
         
    orthography Tweet Definition of orthography Like Definition of orthography on Facebook
    noun (orthographies)
    1. The study of correct spelling according to established usage.
    2. The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
    3. Spelling; the method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols.
         

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