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Meaning of given

giv•en

Pronunciation: (giv'un), [key]
— v.
  1. pp. of
—adj.
  1. stated, fixed, or specified: at a given time.
  2. addicted or disposed (often fol. by to): given to making snide remarks.
  3. bestowed as a gift; conferred.
  4. assigned as a basis of calculation, reasoning, etc.: Given A and B, C follows.
  5. known or independently determined: a given magnitude.
  6. (on official documents) executed and delivered as of the date shown.
—n.
  1. an established fact, condition, factor, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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