Definition of given preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    given

     preposition
    preposition
    NAmE//ˈɡɪvn//
     
     
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  1. when you consider something Given his age, (= considering how old he is) he's remarkably active. Given her interest in children, teaching seems the right job for her.
  2.  
    conjunction It was surprising the governor was re-elected, given that she had raised taxes so much.
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