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given

 /ˈɡɪv·ən/ us  

given (GIVE)

past participle of give

given

noun [C]  /ˈɡɪv·ən/ us  

given noun [C] (ACCEPTED FACT)

something that is certain to happen or to be: It’s a given that if he is defeated for reelection, he’ll be offered a position in the administration.

given

preposition  /ˈɡɪv·ən/ us  

given preposition (KNOWING)

considering: Given his age, he’s in excellent physical condition.

given

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɡɪv·ən/ us  

given adjective [not gradable] (ARRANGED)

already decided, arranged, or agreed: At any given time (= at any particular time), the jury may reach a verdict, so we’d better stay nearby.
(Definition of given from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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