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  1. (of methods, devices, etc.) reducing the time spent or required to do something.
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Origin of timesaving

First recorded in 1860–65; time + saving
Related formstime·sav·er, noun
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Related Words for time-saving

available, timely, beneficial, good, helpful, advantageous, conducive, acceptable, comfortable, favorable, proper, agreeable, user-friendly, suitable, handy, opportune, efficient, cost-effective, prudent, practical

Examples from the Web for time-saving

Historical Examples of time-saving

  • It was brief and cryptic, for Mr. Hurd's notes were as time-saving as his speech.

    May Iverson's Career

    Elizabeth Jordan

  • It is, however, mainly as a labor- and time-saving device that the new plan is advocated.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • For use round the Hut, in thick drifts, the combination of helmet and blouse was handy and time-saving.

  • Its place has been taken by simple, compact, time-saving statements, often printed but not delivered.

  • One overworked matron of my acquaintance has perfected an ingenious and time-saving combination.

    The Ways of Men

    Eliot Gregory

British Dictionary definitions for time-saving


  1. shortening the length of time required for an operation, activity, etc
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Derived Formstime-saver, noun
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