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given

adjective
 
 
/ˈɡɪvən/
[always before noun] already arranged or agreed: They can only stay for a given amount of time.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
any given day/time/week, etc any day/time/week, etc: About 4 million women are pregnant in the US at any given time.Standard and routine
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