2 adjective
given2 [only before noun]

any/a given...

any particular time, situation, amount etc that is being used as an example:
On any given day in the Houston area, half the hospital beds are empty.
The rules are to be followed in any given situation.
at any given time/moment
There are thought to be around 10,000 young homeless Scots in London at any given time.
2 previously arranged:
The wrapping machine was pre-set to wrap a given number of biscuits.
Candidates will have to give a presentation on a given topic.
a game in which, at a given signal, everyone has to stand still

be given to (doing) something

formal to tend to do something, especially something that you should not do:
He was a quiet man, not usually given to complaining.

take something as given

to accept that something is true or exists, especially when you are developing an idea or argument:
The fact that people find change difficult is taken as given.

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