What does evidence mean?

Definitions for evidence
ˈɛv ɪ dənsev·i·dence

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.

Wikipedia

  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. Types of legal evidence include testimony, documentary evidence, and physical evidence. The parts of a legal case which are not in controversy are known, in general, as the "facts of the case." Beyond any facts that are undisputed, a judge or jury is usually tasked with being a trier of fact for the other issues of a case. Evidence and rules are used to decide questions of fact that are disputed, some of which may be determined by the legal burden of proof relevant to the case. Evidence in certain cases (e.g. capital crimes) must be more compelling than in other situations (e.g. minor civil disputes), which drastically affects the quality and quantity of evidence necessary to decide a case. 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 epistemology, which considers the nature of knowledge and how it can be acquired.

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. evidence

    Is that which makes clear, demonstrates, or ascertains the truth of the very fact or point in issue. Hearsay evidence, the declaration of what one has heard from others. This species of evidence is not admissible in courts-martial.

Rap Dictionary

  1. evidence(noun)

    MC Evidence is a member of the group Dilated Peoples

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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

How to pronounce evidence?

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How to say evidence in sign language?

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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

Examples of evidence in a Sentence

  1. Gordon Wright Bates Jr.:

    Although the study adds considerable evidence to support lifestyle modifications and weight loss to optimize reproductive potential and the response to treatment, both of these remain elusive for many patients.

  2. Govind Makharia:

    The issue of celiac disease as a cause of infertility has remained a debatable issue, the pooling of data from all the eligible studies in this meta-analysis now brings forth reasonable evidence to support screening.

  3. Michael Hasenstab:

    The liquidity in the local markets has improved, not decreased, so this fear over liquidity in many cases is a little overblown and not consistent with the empirical evidence we've seen.

  4. The NTSB:

    Our investigators have already developed a substantial amount of evidence about the circumstances of this tragic crash.

  5. Coralie Pring:

    When coming into contact with the police, more than a quarter of people told us that they needed to bribe either to get assistance from the officer, or to avoid a problem like passing a checkpoint or avoid a fine or arrest, which is further evidence that graft is undermining the rule of law and allows people to get away unpunished for their crimes.

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Translations for evidence

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  • دليلArabic
  • 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
  • свідченняUkrainian
  • 证据Chinese

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