Obsolete vs Superannuate - What's the difference?

obsolete | superannuate |


As verbs the difference between obsolete and superannuate

is that obsolete is (us)[http://oxforddictionariescom/definition/obsolete oxford dictionary] to cause to become obsolete while superannuate is to retire or put out of use due to age.

As a adjective obsolete

is no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

obsolete

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
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  • (biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "obsolete" is often applied: word, phrase, equipment, computer, technology, weapon, machine, law, statute, currency, building, idea, skill, concept, custom, theory, tradition, institution.

    Synonyms

    * (no longer in use) ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, disused, neglected, old, old-fashioned, out of date * abortive, obscure, rudimental

    Derived terms

    * obsoleteness

    Verb

    (obsolet)
  • (US) Oxford Dictionary To cause to become obsolete.
  • This software component has been obsoleted .
    We are in the process of obsoleting this product.

    Usage notes

    * (term) is often used in computing and other technical fields to indicate an effort to remove or replace something. * Compare

    References

    superannuate

    English

    Verb

    (superannuat)
  • to retire or put out of use due to age
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)
  • to show to be obsolete due to age
  • to retire due to age
  • to become obsolete or antiquated
  • To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.