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Given
See also: Given and ?iven

English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'.v?n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?v?n
  • Hyphenation: giv?en

Verb

given

  1. past participle of give

Derived terms

Preposition

given

  1. Considering; taking into account.
    Given the current situation, I don't think that's possible.

Translations

Noun

given (plural givens)

  1. A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.
    When evaluating this math problem, don't forget to read the givens.

Translations

Adjective

given (comparative more given, superlative most given)

  1. Already arranged. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. Currently discussed. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. Particular, specific.
    No more than three people can be in that space at a given time.
  4. Assumed as fact or hypothesis.
    Given that we will get the resources, what do we want to achieve?
  5. (with to) Prone, disposed.
    He was given to taking a couple of glasses of port at his club.

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Danish

Etymology

See give.

Adjective

given

  1. without a doubt, undoubted
  2. common, typical

Inflection

Inflection of given
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular given 2
Neuter singular givent 2
Plural givne 2
Definite attributive1 givne
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Synonyms


Swedish

Etymology

past participle of ge.

Pronunciation

Adjective

given (not comparable)

  1. given
  2. which goes without saying, which is obvious
    Han har en given plats i landslaget.
    It goes without saying that he has a place in the national team.
    (literally, "He has a [given] place in the national team.")

Declension

Inflection of given
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular given
Neuter singular givet
Plural givna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 givne
All givna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Noun

given

  1. definite singular of giv

Verb

given

  1. past participle of ge.
  2. Obsolete plural form of ger, present tense of ge. 2nd person only.
  3. Obsolete plural form of ge, imperative of ge. 2nd person only.
    Tagen därför ifrån honom hans pund, och given det åt den som har de tio punden.
    Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which hath ten talents. (Matthew 25:28)

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