donnée


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don·née

 (dŏ-nā′, dô-)
n.
1. A set of literary or artistic principles or assumptions on which a creative work is based: "He worked outward from the donnée toward the expression of some general theme or idea" (Hugh Honour).
2. A set of notions, facts, or conditions that governs and shapes an act or a way of life: "His heart, his mind, his body, composed the donnée of his life" (Louis Auchincloss).

[French, from feminine past participle of donner, to give, from Old French, from Latin dōnāre; see donate.]

donnée

(dɔne) or

donné

n
1. a subject or theme
2. a basic assumption or fact
[literally: (a) given]

don•née

(dɒˈneɪ)

n.
a set of artistic or literary premises or assumptions.
[1875–80; < French: literally, given, n. use of feminine past participle of donner to give]