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

Origin of timesaving

First recorded in 1860–65; time + saving
Related formstime·sav·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for time-saving

Historical Examples of time-saving

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

    The Ways of Men

    Eliot Gregory

  • It is one of the labor-saving, time-saving gifts, which should be welcomed by every librarian.

    A Book for All Readers

    Ainsworth Rand Spofford

  • Men have to train themselves deliberately to speak well when they first begin to use these time-saving devices.

    Public Speaking

    Clarence Stratton

  • Such teaching is labor-saving and time-saving, in their highest perfection, employed upon the noblest of ends.

    In the School-Room

    John S. Hart

  • Then remember when you are cooking potatoes that it is a time-saving plan to boil enough for two meals, or even more.

    Living on a Little

    Caroline French Benton

British Dictionary definitions for time-saving



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