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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French donnée.

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NounEdit

donnée (plural données)

  1. A given; in a literary work, that which is assumed as to characters, situation, etc., as a basis for the plot or story.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. E. Henley to this entry?)
    • Saintsbury
      that favourite romance donnée of the heir kept out of his own
    • 1884, Henry James, The Art of Fiction:
      We must grant the artist his subject, his idea, what the French call his donnée; our criticism is applied only to what he makes of it.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      The donnée is from Boccaccio's Decameron, where a party of Florentine gentry flee to the countryside to escape the Black Death.

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VerbEdit

donnée

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of donner

NounEdit

donnée f (plural données)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) datum, (item of data)

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