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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutdatedout‧dat‧ed /ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd◂/ adjective  1 OLD-FASHIONEDif something is outdated, it is no longer considered useful or effective, because something more modern existsold-fashioned outdated teaching methods a factory with outdated equipment His writing style is now boring and outdated.see thesaurus at old-fashioned2 PGCFINISH/COME TO AN ENDoutdated information is not recent and may no longer be correct This estimate was made on the basis of outdated figures.
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outdatedAfter having introduced the outdated 1973 valuations, at some stage it would have a nationwide revaluation.teaching methods that were hopelessly outdatedThe image of the civil service as a male, middle class bastion is now outdated.It is an outdated and inefficient system, which is not appropriate for this type of work.The ferries were safe but too often they were outdated and uncomfortable.Which outdated drugs are still used?outdated equipmentIt is hard to run a business with outdated equipment.Times were not good, we had basically clung to outdated ideas and we were on the verge of closing.Outdated laws and regulations are failing to keep crime on the Internet in check.Delegation was essentially a means of attempting to adjust planning machinery to an outdated local government system.Prescriptivists are seen as blind adherents to outdated norms of formal usage.an outdated passportHe explained that union membership was an outdated rule.a rebel army, equipped only with outdated Russian weaponsOutdated textbooks, decrepit buildings, overcrowded classrooms - the list of problems is long and growing.
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