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"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 excellent physical condition.

givenadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈɡɪv·ən/
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)







"given" in British English

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givenverb

uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

givenpreposition

uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

givenadjective

uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us   /ˈɡɪv.ən/

givennoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ 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   /ˈɡɪvən/ us  
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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