Definition of given adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡɪvn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪvn//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1already arranged They were to meet at a given time and place.
  2. 2that you have stated and are discussing; particular We can find out how much money is spent on food in any given period.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: past participle of give.Idioms
    be given to something/to doing something
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    (formal) to do something often or regularly She’s much given to outbursts of temper. He's given to going for long walks on his own.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: given