Given - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪvn|  American pronunciation of the word given
Brit.  |ˈɡɪv(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word given
- this word is a past participle form of the irregular verbto give

noun

- an assumption that is taken for granted (syn: precondition, presumption)

adjective

- acknowledged as a supposition(syn: granted)
- (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward (syn: apt, disposed, minded, tending)

Examples

...a quiet man not given to loud expressions of emotion...

...candidates for the quiz show must complete the qualifying test within a given amount of time...

In our system it is a given that all are equal before the law.

...it's a given that television viewers are influenced by advertising, even consciously or subconsciously...

given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started

Word forms

noun
singular: given
plural: givens
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