Definition of “given” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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/

given adjective [ not gradable ] (ARRANGED)

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 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)