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    A given

    Hi,

    What is the plural of '(a) given'?

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    #2

    Re: A given

    Do you mean for a logical or mathematical proof or argument?

    We can say "these are taken as givens."

    Proof Strategies in Geometry - For Dummies

    For example, the above link uses "givens" when talking about proofs.

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    Re: A given

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Do you mean for a logical or mathematical proof or argument?

    We can say "these are taken as givens."

    Proof Strategies in Geometry - For Dummies

    For example, the above link uses "givens" when talking about proofs.
    I mean a fact that does not need to be proven. Or, to generalize it more - a fact.

    In my mother language, the plural of this exist.

    For instance:

    A great deal of ______...

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    Re: A given

    People might say that something is "a given" in a conversation. The plural version is more uncommon outside of mathematical proofs, in my experience.

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    Re: A given

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    People might say that something is "a given" in a conversation. The plural version is more uncommon outside of mathematical proofs, in my experience.
    OK, I suppose it is more usual to use 'a lot of facts/ several facts'.

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