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given

[giv-uh n] /ˈgɪv ən/
verb
1.
past participle of give.
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 gift; 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.
Related forms
self-given, adjective
ungiven, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for given to

given

/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
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Idioms and Phrases with given to
Tending toward, inclined to, as in She was given to eating crackers in bed. [ Late 1500s ]
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