don·​née dȯ-ˈnā How to pronounce donnée (audio)
plural données dȯ-ˈnā(z) How to pronounce donnée (audio)
: the set of assumptions on which a work of fiction or drama proceeds

Word History


French, from feminine of donné, past participle of donner to give, from Latin donare to donate — more at donation

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of donnée was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Donnée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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