What does evidence mean?

Definitions for evidenceˈɛv ɪ dəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word evidence.

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"

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.

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evidence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evidence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tryon Edwards:

    Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

  2. Matthew Arnold:

    It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.

  3. Lawyer Ha Huy Son:

    The evidence used during the trial and evidence cited in the verdict were different, the evidence referred to in the verdict had not been verified ... there was no time to respond.

  4. David Seres:

    Evidence-based practice requires no evidence when what it refers to is practice based on guidelines in which the quality of the evidence is based, and in which level E is solely expert opinion.

  5. Ben Carson:

    One of the things that I learned in a long medical career is that you make decisions based on evidence, and not on ideology. So yes, I would be willing to sit down with people from both sides and examine the evidence and make decisions based on what the evidence shows.

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Translations for evidence

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • доказвам, доказателствоBulgarian
  • প্রমাণBengali
  • důkazCzech
  • bevise, godtgøre, vidne, vidneudsagn, bevisDanish
  • Beweis, Indiz, BeweismittelGerman
  • απόδειξη, πειστήριο, τεκμήριο, κατάθεσηGreek
  • evidencia, evidenciar, pruebaSpanish
  • شواهدPersian
  • näyttää, näyttö, todistusaineisto, osoitus, todiste, osoittaaFinnish
  • preuveFrench
  • fianaiseIrish
  • fianais, dearbhadhScottish Gaelic
  • प्रमाण, साक्ष्यHindi
  • bizonyítékHungarian
  • proba, prova, evidentiar, evidentiaInterlingua
  • provaItalian
  • 証拠Japanese
  • taunakitanga, tohu taunaki, taunakiMāori
  • buktiMalay
  • bewijs, bewijsmateriaalDutch
  • bevis, bevismateriale, evidens, bevise, vitneutsagn, vitne, vitneforklaringNorwegian
  • dowódPolish
  • evidênciaPortuguese
  • свидетельство, улика, доказательствоRussian
  • प्रमाण, साक्ष्यSanskrit
  • bevis, bevisning, bevismaterialSwedish
  • ஆதாரங்கள்Tamil
  • సాక్షాధారము, సాక్ష్యంTelugu
  • หลักฐาน, ข้อพิสูจน์Thai
  • 证据Chinese

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