your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
an indication that makes something evident
"his trembling was evidence of his fear"
(law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidenceverb
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"
testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showverb
provide evidence for
"The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
"he was telling on all his former colleague"
Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.
There is no evidence that anyone was here earlier.
Anything admitted by a court to prove or disprove alleged matters of fact in a trial.
To provide evidence for, or suggest the truth of.
She was furious, as evidenced by her slamming the door.
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.
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
one who bears witness
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
to render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender
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
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.
MC Evidence is a member of the group Dilated Peoples
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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
Rank popularity for the word 'evidence' in Nouns Frequency: #161
The numerical value of evidence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of evidence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sen. Paul's No. 1 priority is doing the job he was elected to do, and his nearly perfect attendance record in the Senate and strong presence in the Bluegrass is evidence of his unwavering commitment to all Kentuckians.
Only on Aldabra, which has the oldest palaeontological record of any oceanic island within the Indian Ocean region, is fossil evidence available that demonstrates the effects of changing sea levels on extinction and recolonization events, conditions were such on Aldabra, the most important being the absence of terrestrial predators and competing mammals, that a rail was able to evolve flightlessness independently on each occasion.
Most cases involving big events are based on investigations and no tangible evidence. We've seen cases where defendants were either deceased years before the incident or in prison when it happened.
I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said, you know, that term carries with it legal import. It is a very important concept and label for behavior that deserves that name, i said we are only at the beginning at seeing this and I am not sure yet we have enough evidence. I am sure now we have enough evidence.
While the prospect of looking for evidence of the Loch Ness monster is the hook to this project, there is an extraordinary amount of new knowledge that we will gain from the work about organisms that inhabit Loch Ness – the UK's largest freshwater body.
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- доказвам, доказателствоBulgarian
- bevise, godtgøre, vidne, vidneudsagn, bevisDanish
- Beweis, Indiz, BeweismittelGerman
- απόδειξη, πειστήριο, τεκμήριο, κατάθεσηGreek
- evidencia, evidenciar, pruebaSpanish
- näyttää, näyttö, todistusaineisto, osoitus, todiste, osoittaaFinnish
- fianais, dearbhadhScottish Gaelic
- प्रमाण, साक्ष्यHindi
- proba, prova, evidentiar, evidentiaInterlingua
- taunakitanga, tohu taunaki, taunakiMāori
- bewijs, bewijsmateriaalDutch
- bevis, bevismateriale, evidens, bevise, vitneutsagn, vitne, vitneforklaringNorwegian
- свидетельство, улика, доказательствоRussian
- प्रमाण, साक्ष्यSanskrit
- bevis, bevisning, bevismaterialSwedish
- సాక్షాధారము, సాక్ష్యంTelugu
- หลักฐาน, ข้อพิสูจน์Thai
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