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Definition of “given” - English Dictionary

"given" in American English

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given

 us   /ˈɡɪv·ən/
  • given (GIVE)

past participle of give

givennoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡɪv·ən/
  • 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.

givenpreposition

 us   /ˈɡɪv·ən/
  • given preposition (KNOWING)

considering: Given his ​age, he’s in ​excellentphysicalcondition.

givenadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɡɪv·ən/
already ​decided, ​arranged, or ​agreed: At any given ​time (= at any ​particulartime), the ​jury may ​reach a ​verdict, so we’d ​betterstaynearby.
(Definition of given from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"given" in British English

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givenverb

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

givenpreposition

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

givenadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

givennoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/
(Definition of given from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"given" in Business English

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givennoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪvən/
something that is ​certain to ​happen: It's a given that the role of ​government in American ​life is going to ​expand over the next few ​years.
(Definition of given from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “given”
in Chinese (Simplified) 送给, 提供, 赠与…
in Turkish vermek' fiilinin üçüncü hali…
in Russian прич. прош. вр. от гл. give…
in Chinese (Traditional) 送給, 提供, 贈與…
in Polish -…
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