out|dat|ed [ˌautˈdeıtıd] adj
1.) if something is outdated, it is no longer considered useful or effective, because something more modern exists
outdated teaching methods
a factory with outdated equipment
His writing style is now boring and outdated.
2.) outdated information is not recent and may no longer be correct
This estimate was made on the basis of outdated figures.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • outdated — UK US /ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd/ adjective ► old or old fashioned and therefore not as good or as useful as something more modern or more recent: outdated equipment/technology »The company is finding it hard to compete because of the outdated equipment it is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Outdated — Out*dat ed, a. Being out of date; antiquated; outmoded; unfashionable. [Obs.] Hammond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • outdated — (adj.) also out dated, 1610s, grown obsolete, from OUT (Cf. out) + pp. of DATE (Cf. date) (v.1). Out of date is attested from 1620 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • outdated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obsolete …   English terms dictionary

  • outdated — [out΄dāt′id] adj. no longer current or popular; behind the times; antiquated …   English World dictionary

  • outdated — [[t]a͟ʊtde͟ɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as outdated, you mean that you think it is old fashioned and no longer useful or relevant to modern life. ...outdated and inefficient factories. ...outdated attitudes... Caryl Churchill s… …   English dictionary

  • outdated — adjective 1 unsuitable for the modern world and no longer used much; old fashioned: outdated teaching methods | We reject outdated notions of national sovereignty. 2 a document that is outdated cannot be used because it is no longer effective: an …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outdated — adjective a) Out of date, old fashioned, antiquated. His outdated word processing software could not read the files I sent. b) Out of date; not the latest one. Your version of the document is outdated. Syn: parachronistic, superse …   Wiktionary