time-tested
adjective Date: 1930 having effectiveness that has been proved over a long period of time <
time-tested methods
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  • time-tested — UK US adjective ► a time tested method or process has existed for a long time and is believed to work well: »a time tested strategy/technique/formula …   Financial and business terms

  • time-tested — [tīm′tes΄tid] adj. having value proved by long use or experience or …   English World dictionary

  • time-tested — adjective tested and proved to be reliable • Syn: ↑tested, ↑tried, ↑tried and true • Similar to: ↑reliable, ↑dependable * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : having effectiveness that has been proved …   Useful english dictionary

  • time-tested — /tuym tes tid/, adj. having proved valid, workable, or useful over a long span of time: a time tested theory. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • time-tested — time′ test ed adj. cvb tested and proven valid, workable, etc., over a long period of time • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • time-tested — adjective Tested and proved to be reliable over a period of time …   Wiktionary

  • time-tried — «TYM TRYD», adjective. = time tested. (Cf. ↑time tested) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tested — adjective 1. tested and proved useful or correct (Freq. 2) a tested method • Syn: ↑tried, ↑well tried • Similar to: ↑proved, ↑proven 2. tested and proved to be reliable …   Useful english dictionary

  • tested — adjective Date: 1748 subjected to or qualified through testing often used in combination < time tested principles > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • time-test·ed — /ˈtaımˌtɛstəd/ adj chiefly US : done or used for a long time and proved to be effective These time tested methods have worked for farmers for hundreds of years …   Useful english dictionary

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