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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent and in
the process of being phased out, usually in favor of a specified
replacement. Deprecated features can, unfortunately, linger on for
many years. This term appears with distressing frequency in
standards documents when the committees writing the documents
realize that large amounts of extant (and presumably happily
working) code depend on the feature(s) that have passed out of
favor. See also dusty deck.
[Usage note: don't confuse this word with `depreciated', or the verb
form `deprecate' with `depreciate'. They are different words; see
any dictionary for discussion.]
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