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giv·en / ˈgivən/ • past participle of give.• adj. 1. specified or stated: our level of knowledge on any given subject.2. (given to) inclined or disposed to: she was not often given to anger.3. conferred or bestowed as a gift: she squandered what was a given opportunity.4. archaic Law (of a document) signed and dated: given under my hand this eleventh day of April.• prep. taking into account: given the complexity of the task, they were able to do a good job.• n. a known or established fact or situation: at a couture house, attentive service is a given.

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