donnée

noun
don·​née | \ dȯ-ˈnā How to pronounce donnée (audio) , (ˌ)də- \
plural données\ dȯ-​ˈnā(z) How to pronounce données (audio) , (ˌ)də-​ \

Definition of donnée

: the set of assumptions on which a work of fiction or drama proceeds

First Known Use of donnée

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for donnée

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

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“Donnée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/donn%C3%A9e. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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