Meaning of “driven” in the English Dictionary

"driven" in British English

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uk /ˈdrɪv.ən/ us /ˈdrɪv.ən/


uk / -drɪv.ən/ us / -drɪv.ən/

(Definition of “driven” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"driven" in Business English

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uk /ˈdrɪvən/ us

if someone is driven, all their effort is directed towards achieving a particular result:

He is a driven man - capable of anything.


caused or influenced by something or someone:

The company's policies are essentially cost-driven.

moved, operated, or controlled by something:

The decline accelerated in late afternoon as computer-driven selling kicked in.
diesel-driven/gas-driven/electrically-driven vehicle

(Definition of “driven” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)