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"established" in British English

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establishedadjective

uk   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃt/ us   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃt/
  • established adjective (ACCEPTED)

accepted or respected because of having existed for a long period of time: There are established procedures for dealing with emergencies. an established firm/brand
  • established adjective (WELL KNOWN)

used for describing someone who is known for doing a job well, because they have been doing it for a long time: an established artist/star The band doesn't make much money - it's just getting established.
  • established adjective (GROWING)

get/become established
to start growing successfully somewhere: As the plants get established, they will need frequent watering.
  • established adjective (OFFICIAL)

used for describing a Church or religion that is the official one of a country: The Methodists broke away from the established Church.
(Definition of established from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"established" in American English

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establishedadjective

us   /ɪˈstæb·lɪʃt/
generally accepted or familiar, esp. because of having a long history: an established procedure
(Definition of established from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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