- giv|en1 [ `gıvn ] adjective only before noun *1. ) used for referring to a particular thing: PARTICULAR:About 250 students are working with us at any given time.In a given situation, more than one of these methods may be used.2. ) a given period has previously been decided on:Many people pay off the money owed within a given time.given to something FORMALhaving the tendency to do something:He was not a man much given to compassion.givengiv|en 2 [ `gıvn ] prepositionbecause of a particular fact: CONSIDERING:Given x=10, then x+3=13.given (that): Given that conflict is inevitable, we need to learn how to manage it.givengiv|en 3 [ `gıvn ] noun counta basic fact that you accept as the truth:It is a given that most animals will protect their young.a. take something as a given to accept that something is true and not expect it to change:We've taken it as a given that our public schools are no good.givengiv|en 4the past participle of give1
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.