[ giv-uh n ]
/ ˈgɪv ən /
past participle of give.
stated, fixed, or specified: at a given time.
addicted or disposed (often followed by to): given to making snide remarks.
bestowed as a gift; conferred.
assigned as a basis of calculation, reasoning, etc.: Given A and B, C follows.
Mathematics. known or independently determined: a given magnitude.
(on official documents) executed and delivered as of the date shown.
an established fact, condition, factor, etc.
Words nearby given
OTHER WORDS FROM givenself-giv·en, adjectiveun·giv·en, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for given to
/ (ˈɡɪvən) /
the past participle of give
(postpositive foll by to) tending (to); inclined or addicted (to)
specific or previously stated
assumed as a premise
maths known or determined independentlya given volume
(on official documents) issued or executed, as on a stated date
an assumed fact
philosophy the supposed raw data of experienceSee also sense datum
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Idioms and Phrases with given to
Tending toward, inclined to, as in She was given to eating crackers in bed. [Late 1500s]
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