Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Mar 14 22:19:59 UTC 2013

It seems to me to be the same as "considering" (

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Mar 14, 2013, at 3:10 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Isn't this a weird (or at least very recent) use of "given"?
> "The efficiency of person-to-person transmission of novel coronavirus is
> not well characterized but appears to be low, given the small number of
> confirmed cases since the discovery of the virus."
> It seems to mean "if one takes cautiously or skeptically into account" or
> something. But to me, "given" means more like "because of." (OED isn't much
> help on this.)

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