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Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported

When describing a piece of software on a list I have the following information: SoftwareName Released: 2013-12-12 ????: 2014-12-12 The ???? is like the opposite of Released. Maybe I could use ...
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8answers
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Word that means “outdated name”

Is there a word that means "outdated name"? For example: Record, although very little music is on vinyl Film, although most movies are digital Horsepower, although no one uses horses as a metric ...
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13answers
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Opposite of “trendy” without a negative meaning

I am looking for an opposite to the word trendy without giving a meaning that those who adopted the trend are old-fashioned in hindsight. For example, Service Oriented Architecture is the trend as ...
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4answers
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“New” is to “novelty” as “archaic” is to…?

Is there a noun form of the word "archaic"? The closest word I can think of is "old-fashionedness" but it seems rather clumsy.
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5answers
612 views

The term of old thing but still used [closed]

tl;dr: What is preferred term for something that is old but still used today? My friends and I like to play Minecraft. We built a server to play together and we rented a VPS to run it. But someday ...
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21answers
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Is there a single word for when something becomes neglected or forgotten (e.g. a plant dies because the gardener forgets to water it)?

What single word can we use to describe something that has “died through neglect”? For example, a plant that has died due to the gardener forgetting to water it. Note: I’m specifically hoping to ...
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9answers
4k views

Word for something that can be obsolete in the future, obsolete-able

Done → Doable Destroyed → Destructible Consumed → Consumable Obsolete → ??? The word "Obsoletable" is listed some ~ 34,000 times in Google; however, I can't find it in ...
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12answers
3k views

What is a good word to describe unchanging?

I want to say something like. This department is getting [Insert Adjective to describe old and unchanging]. I thought of decrepit but not sure if this will really communicate my point
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7answers
635 views

Adjective for thing that can be replaced later because you have better thing? [closed]

I just can't seem to remember this word. Please help me, thank you so much
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3answers
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Single-word replacement for “To be replaced”

I'm looking for a word to describe an old item that is soon to be replaced. Temporary was the first thing that came to mind, but it didn't seem to fit in context as the old object has been there for ...
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3answers
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A sign that is still up after it no longer applies

What is the word to describe the following situation: There is a sign up warning people not to do something, but it has been up so long I think it no longer applies, but I'm going to follow it anyway. ...
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2answers
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Is there a term or expression for certain terms that we have lain in a dictionary that we consider useless?

I've researched and I found out that "Pleonasm" is not what I'm referring to. So it's not that. For example: The term prognosticate -"To prognosticate weather conditions is not a simple matter." ...
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2answers
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A word for a failure to keep up-to-date

I'm trying to think if there's a word for a failure to keep up-to-date. For example, the British NHS's recent well-documented failure to maintain Windows XP, or a professional's failure to maintain ...