adj. 1. brought about or set up or accepted; especially long and widely accepted; as, distrust of established authority; a team established as a member of a major league; enjoyed his prestige as an established writer; an established precedent; the established Church. Contrasted with unestablished. [Narrower terms: entrenched; implanted, planted, rooted; official; recognized]
[WordNet 1.5]

2. securely established; as, an established reputation.
Syn. -- firm.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. settled securely and unconditionally.
Syn. -- accomplished, effected.
[WordNet 1.5]

4. conforming with accepted standards.
[WordNet 1.5]

5. shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; as, the established facts in the case.
Syn. -- proved.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

6. (Bot.) introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation; -- of plants.
Syn. -- naturalized.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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