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established adj
1 brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church" [syn: constituted] [ant: unestablished]
2 securely established; "an established reputation"; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet" [syn: firm]
3 settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact" [syn: accomplished, effected]
4 shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; "the established facts in the case"
5 conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world" [syn: conventional]
6 introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation [syn: naturalized]

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