time-tested

adjective
time-test·ed | \ˈtīm-ˌte-stəd \

Definition of time-tested 

: having effectiveness that has been proved over a long period of time time-tested methods

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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time-tested

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of time-tested

: done or used for a long time and proved to be effective

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