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Education What's the word for...

Discussion in 'General' started by Redbeaver, 17 Apr 2013.

  1. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Ok, I really was going to ask for one, maybe 2 words. But I decided that doesn't merit its own thread, so I created this more generic thread.

    This thread is for people asking question on finding the right word. It could be a noun, a verb, a phrase, a slang... whatever. If you can't find the right word for it, or knows there IS a word, but just can't remember what it is, ask. Others (hopefully) answer.

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    So I'll start (and if this is a bad idea and the thread gonna die, please let it die after someone answer me LOL)...

    I'm editing my resume and I want to say that I've dealt with *old, archaic, outdated* systems (like DOS command-line programming and ISDN mux boxes) and languages. But I don't want to say "old" and I know there's a tech word for "old/outdated". I just know there is, and I knew what it is. Just can't remember what it is.

    ...and i've been hammering my head for the last half n hour trying to figure it out. :wallbash:

    thanks folks!
     
  2. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Obsolete :)
     
  3. alfizzle

    alfizzle Ooh aah just a little bit..

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    Antique lol
     
  4. Bufo802

    Bufo802 Member

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    Legacy systems/software?
     
  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    This. Legacy!
     
  6. ThirtyQuidKid

    ThirtyQuidKid Member

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    Legacy would be best but I have also seen people use super-ceded(spelling???) when referring to using old/legacy software on occasion.
     
  7. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Would "punch card" be legacy?

    Im not that ancient, Just wondering as I know a few 64 year old's ;-)
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS :rock:

    you rock, my friend.

    yes. yes, you do.
     
  9. JCBeastie

    JCBeastie New Member

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    The actual word you're looking for is 'deprecated'. Meaning software that is old or outdated.

    Technically in proper English use it means something that is disapproved of.
     
  10. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    archaic
     
  11. ferret141

    ferret141 Well-Known Member

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    Taking advantage of this.


    Is there a phrase or word to describe communication or interaction that slowly stops? e.g. two people would meet to talk business every week but eventually stop
     
  12. freshsandwiches

    freshsandwiches Can I do science to it?

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    I can't think of a specific phrase but I would probably word that something like...

    I liased on a weekly basis with my collegue (partner), however, as the situation has been resolved, our meetings are now less frequent.
     
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  13. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    "Tapered off"?
     
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  14. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Petered out?

    :lol:
     
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  15. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Scaled back?
     
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  16. Ollie1807

    Ollie1807 New Member

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    Fizzled out, dried up, run its course, tapped out. :D

    e.g. We used to meet regularly to discuss this issue and give each other feedback, but that appears to have run its course.
     
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  17. ferret141

    ferret141 Well-Known Member

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    I think petered out is the one I'm looking for.

    I was going to explain the exact situation to better help you guys help me but I came to the realisation that I need advice so I'll make a thread about it.
     
  18. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    What about "realised the love had gone"? :D :p
     
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  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Dumped.
     
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  20. ferret141

    ferret141 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for your help guys I think I'll go with petered out and tapered off.
     

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