What does evidence mean?

Definitions for evidence
ˈɛv ɪ dənsev·i·dence

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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.

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

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

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

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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. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey:

    Additionally, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Steffon Josey-Davis worked for an armored car company, but Steffon Josey-Davis did not possess a license to carry the weapon, which was seized as evidence.

  2. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:

    Our goal is to review and update recommendations every five years, the call is really to the research community to do more studies to give us the evidence.

  3. Warren West:

    Interest rates are not going to matter if they're rising because of the strong economy and earnings growth, and we're not seeing evidence of either, so, we're stuck in the lateral type of pattern until we get some clarity on the broader economy.

  4. Sheldon Whitehouse:

    This may, may be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened. that it happened that day, and that it happened at that place, but with no FBI investigation we can't tell.

  5. Tom Perez:

    Sekulow added. During a lengthy presentation before the Senate on Thursday, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, rehashed corruption allegations Trump has floated against Hunter Bidens and sought to debunk them. The point was to show that there was no legitimate basis for Trump to be seeking an investigation into Hunter Bidens, and the request to Ukraines presidentwas made purely to dirty up a Democratic rival who was polling better than him. WHO ARE THE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS ? MEET PELOSIS HAND-PICKED PROSECUTORS There was no basis for the investigation that the president was pursuing and pushing. None. He was doing it only for his political benefit, Sylvia Garcia said. But the presentation took some Republicans by surprise, and some suggested The House Democrats may have handed them a perfect opportunity to scrutinize how Huner Biden joined the board of a Ukraine energy company, Burisma, in 2014, while Huner Biden father was playing a key role in handling then-President Obamas Ukraine policy. The House Democrats perhaps unintentionally threw Huner Biden under the bus, said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Josh Hawley was surprised by how much time Democrats devoted to trying to debunk any legitimate reason why Trump would want to investigate Huner Biden and Huner Biden and said the House impeachment managers really opened the door for Hunter Bidens to play a central role in the trial and become material witnesses. If were going to call witnesses, [ Democrats ] have made the case very successfully that we need to call Huner Biden and probably Huner Biden, Josh Hawley said Friday. Trump has peddled the highly-contested accusation that the elder Huner Biden pressed for the firing of top Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin to spareBurisma from scrutiny. Ousting Shokin was, in fact, the official position of the U.S. government and its Western allies, including European Union nations and the International Monetary Fund leadership, because Shokin was believed to be incompetent or corrupt himself. Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, blasted Republicans on Friday following opening arguments by House managers. The presidents guilt is indisputable and Tom Perez actions are indefensible, the evidence against Trump is overwhelming. And his abuse of power is a clear and present danger to the future of our democracy. For those reasons, it is unconscionable for Senate Republicans to let Trump off the hook with a sham trial. Make no mistake : A trial without documents or witnesses is a cover-up. If Trump is acquitted after he has confessed and suggested hed do it again the Senate will have legitimized foreign interference in our elections and ruled it acceptable for our leaders to extort other countries for personal gain. The former vice president said in December he sees no legal basis to be called because the impeachment case against Trump is about the presidents actions, not Huner Biden or his sons. Huner Biden told reporters that Huner Biden joined the Burisma board without notifying Huner Biden father ; theres no law preventing a vice presidents son from taking international posts, just as Trumps children still advance Huner Biden real estate interests abroad. Ukrainian officials have said they found no wrongdoing in Hunter Bidens service on the board. SENATORS PLAY WITH FIDGET SPINNERS, STRESS BALLS TO PASS TIME DURING IMPEACHMENT Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said hes seen no evidence against Hunter Bidens and Mark Warner wont second guess the strategy of the House impeachment managers to spend so much time on them in their presentation. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Mark Warner viewed The House Democrats move as a chance to counter what they believe the presidents lawyers would put forward. Im anxious to hear any kind of evidentiary facts, other than simply innuendo, Mark Warner said Friday of Trumps defense team. I know weve heard a lot of innuendoes so far. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has rejected moves to call witnesses, saying it could turn the trial into a circus, and Lindsey Graham has advocated for a speedy trial and Trump acquittal. Still, Lindsey Graham said hes convinced Huner Biden and Hunter Bidens conduct in Ukraine needs to be investigated -- but after the impeachment trial is over. Im going to look at them, Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Friday.Are you going to impeach me ? Because somebody should [ investigate ]. Id prefer Senate Judiciary Committee not to be me, Id prefer Senate Judiciary Committee to be somebody like [ Special Counsel Robert ] Mueller [ because ] this is not good foreign policy. This is not good government. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS The House Democrats impeached Trump on two articles : abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. They had three days to present their case to senators. Trumps legal team will get their shot starting Saturday.Sekulow billed their weekend presentation as a.

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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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