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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deprecate  \Dep"re*cate\  (d[e^]p"r[-e]*k[=a]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p. 
  p.  {Deprecated}  (-k[=a]`t[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Deprecating}  (-k[=a]`t[i^]ng).]  [L.  deprecatus  p.  p.  of 
  deprecari  to  avert  by  player,  to  deprecate;  de-  +  precari  to 
  pray.  See  {Pray}.] 
  To  pray  against,  as  an  evil;  to  seek  to  avert  by  prayer;  to 
  desire  the  removal  of  to  seek  deliverance  from  to  express 
  deep  regret  for  to  disapprove  of  strongly. 
 
  His  purpose  was  deprecated  by  all  round  him  and  he  was 
  with  difficulty  induced  to  adandon  it  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  deprecated  adj  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  `depreciate',  or  the  verb 
  form  `deprecate'  with  `depreciated`.  They  are  different  words  see  any 
  dictionary  for  discussion.] 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  deprecated 
 
  Said  of  a  program  or  feature  that  is  considered  obsolescent 
  and  in  the  process  of  being  phased  out  usually  in  favour  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  realise  that  large  amounts  of 
  extant  (and  presumably  happily  working)  code  depend  on  the 
  feature(s)  that  have  passed  out  of  favour. 
 
  See  also  {dusty  deck}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-04-19) 
 
 




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