Givens



[giv-uh n] /ˈgɪv ən/

verb
1.
past participle of .
adjective
2.
stated, fixed, or specified:
at a given time.
3.
addicted or disposed (often followed by to):
given to making snide remarks.
4.
bestowed as a ; conferred.
5.
assigned as a basis of calculation, reasoning, etc.:
Given A and B, C follows.
6.
Mathematics. known or independently determined:
a given magnitude.
7.
(on official documents) executed and delivered as of the date shown.
noun
8.
an established fact, condition, factor, etc.
/ˈɡɪvən/
verb
1.
the past participle of give
adjective
2.
(postpositive) foll by to. tending (to); inclined or addicted (to)
3.
specific or previously stated
4.
assumed as a premise
5.
(maths) known or determined independently: a given volume
6.
(on official documents) issued or executed, as on a stated date
noun
7.
an assumed fact
8.
(philosophy) the supposed raw data of experience See also sense datum

past participle adjective, late 14c., “allotted, predestined,” from give; also with a noun sense of “fate,” reflecting an important concept in pagan Germanic ideology (Old English had giefeðe in this sense). The modern sense of “what is given, known facts” is from 1879. Given name (1827) so called because given at baptism.

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