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Noun: deprecation  ,dep-ru'key-shun
  1. A prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
  2. The act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
    - denigration
  3. (computing) the process or act of deprecating (making something gradually obsolescent)

Derived forms: deprecations

Type of: disparagement, dispraise, orison [archaic], petition, prayer

Encyclopedia: Deprecation