time-sav·​ing ˈtīm-ˌsā-viŋ How to pronounce time-saving (audio)
: intended or serving to expedite something
time-saving kitchen appliances
time-saver noun

Examples of time-saving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Induction ranges are considerably more efficient and time-saving than electric stoves. Laura Denby, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 That date slipped by, and then the studio became embroiled in a lawsuit against their original (theoretically time-saving) engine, Crytek's CryEngine. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 23 Oct. 2023 This use scenario allows for real-time diagnosis, prompt action, and time-saving. Kuk Jiang, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of time-saving was in 1828

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“Time-saving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-saving. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: designed to get something done quicker

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