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givenverb

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/
past participle of give

givenpreposition

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/
knowing about or considering a particular thing: Given his age, he's a remarkably fast runner. Given (the fact) that he's had six months to do this, he hasn't made much progress.

givenadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

given adjective (ARRANGED)

already decided, arranged, or agreed: At the given signal, the group rushed forward to the barrier. The bomb could go off at any given (= any) time and in any given (= any) place.

given adjective (HAVE HABIT)

be given to sth to do something regularly or as a habit: She was given to staying in bed till lunchtime.

givennoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/
something that is certain to happen: You can take it as a given that there will be champagne at the wedding.
Translations of “given”
in Chinese (Traditional) 送給, 提供, 贈與…
in Russian прич. прош. вр. от гл. give…
in Turkish vermek' fiilinin üçüncü hali…
in Chinese (Simplified) 送给, 提供, 赠与…
in Polish -…
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