Definitions for evidenceˈɛv ɪ dəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ev•i•denceˈɛv ɪ dəns(n.; v.)-denced, -denc•ing.

  1. (n.)that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof:

    The play's long run on Broadway is evidence of its great popularity.

  2. something that makes evident; an indication or sign:

    His flushed look was evidence of his fever.

  3. data presented to a court or jury to substantiate claims or allegations, including testimony, records, or objects.

    Category: Law

  4. (v.t.)to make evident or clear; show clearly; manifest:

    to evidence one's approval.

  5. to support by evidence.

Idioms for evidence:

  1. in evidence,plainly visible; conspicuous.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of evidence:

1250–1300; ME < MF < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evidence, grounds(noun)

    your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

    "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

  2. evidence(noun)

    an indication that makes something evident

    "his trembling was evidence of his fear"

  3. evidence(verb)

    (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

  4. attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence(verb)

    provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

    "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

  5. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show(verb)

    provide evidence for

    "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

  6. tell, evidence(verb)

    give evidence

    "he was telling on all his former colleague"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. evidence(noun)ˈɛv ɪ dəns

    proof of sth

    evidence of water on Mars; Research has found no evidence that cell phone use is dangerous.

  2. evidenceˈɛv ɪ dəns

    information or objects used as proof that sb committed a crime

    The police have very little evidence.; He had tried to hide the evidence .

  3. evidenceˈɛv ɪ dəns

    to testify in court

Wiktionary

  1. evidence(Noun)

    Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

    There is no evidence that anyone was here earlier.

  2. evidence(Noun)

    Anything admitted by a court to prove or disprove alleged matters of fact in a trial.

  3. evidence(Verb)

    To provide evidence for, or suggest the truth of.

    She was furious, as evidenced by her slamming the door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evidence(noun)

    that which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement

  2. Evidence(noun)

    one who bears witness

  3. Evidence(noun)

    that which is legally submitted to competent tribunal, as a means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it; means of making proof; -- the latter, strictly speaking, not being synonymous with evidence, but rather the effect of it

  4. Evidence(verb)

    to render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender

Freebase

  1. Evidence

    Evidence, broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion. This support may be strong or weak. The strongest type of evidence is that which provides direct proof of the truth of an assertion. At the other extreme is evidence that is merely consistent with an assertion but does not rule out other, contradictory assertions, as in circumstantial evidence. In law, rules of evidence govern the types of evidence that are admissible in a legal proceeding, as well as the quality and quantity of evidence that are necessary to fulfill the legal burden of proof. Types of legal evidence include testimony, documentary evidence, and physical evidence. Scientific evidence consists of observations and experimental results that serve to support, refute, or modify a scientific hypothesis or theory, when collected and interpreted in accordance with the scientific method. In philosophy, the study of evidence is closely tied to epistomology, which considers the nature of knowledge and how it can be acquired.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evidence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #414

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evidence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #949

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evidence' in Nouns Frequency: #161


Translations for evidence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

evidence(noun)

information etc that gives reason for believing something; proof (eg in a law case)

Have you enough evidence (of his guilt) to arrest him?

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