built-in obsolescence

built-in obsolescence
built-in obsolescence
PRODUCTION, MARKETING a feature of a product or part of its design that means it will not last for a long time: »

Commercial property has built-in obsolescence, being sensitive to technological change.

Main Entry: obsolescence

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • built-in obsolescence — noun The deliberate inclusion in a product of features which lead to deterioration or out of dateness before the end of the product s useful life • • • Main Entry: ↑build …   Useful english dictionary

  • built-in obsolescence. — See planned obsolescence. * * * …   Universalium

  • built-in obsolescence — See obsolescence …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • built-in obsolescence. — See planned obsolescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • built-in obsolescence — / bɪlt ɪn ɒbsəˌles(ə)ns/ noun a method of ensuring continuing sales of a product by making it in such a way that it will soon become obsolete …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • obsolescence — ob‧so‧les‧cence [ˌɒbsəˈlesns ǁ ˌɑːb ] noun [uncountable] when a product, system etc is becoming no longer useful because something better is available, possible etc: • Now markets are subject to the faster obsolescence of products due to greater …   Financial and business terms

  • obsolescence — A fall in the value of an asset as a result of its age. For example, plant and equipment may not have actually worn out but may have become out of date because technology has advanced and more efficient plant has become available. It also applies …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • obsolescence — ob|so|les|cence [ˌɔbsəˈlesəns US ˌa:b ] n [U] 1.) when something becomes old fashioned and no longer useful, because something newer and better has been invented 2.) planned/built in obsolescence when a product is designed so that it will soon… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • built-in — /ˈbɪlt ɪn/ (say bilt in) adjective 1. built so as to be an integral, permanent part of a larger unit, especially of a house: built in cupboards. 2. included as an integral part; intended; inherent: built in obsolescence. –noun Also, built in… …  

  • Obsolescence — Der Begriff Obsoleszenz (Veralterung) bezeichnet die künstliche oder natürliche Veralterung eines Produktes. Das zugehörige Adjektiv obsolet (nicht mehr gebräuchlich sein, an Geltung verlieren, hinfällig) bezeichnet generell Veraltetes, meist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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