Definitions for evidence
ˈɛv ɪ dənsev·i·dence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word evidence.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch. Jer. xxxii. 16.
Unreasonable it is to expect the same kind of proof and evidence for every thing, which we have for some things. John Tillotson.
Cato major, who had borne all the great offices, has left us an evidence, under his own hand, how much he was versed in country affairs. John Locke.
They bear evidence to a history in defence of Christianity, the truth of which history was their motive to embrace Christianity. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.
To swear he saw three inches through a door,
As Asiatick evidences swore. John Dryden, Juvenal, Sat. vii.
There are books extant, which they must needs allow of as proper evidence; even the mighty volumes of visible nature, and the everlasting tables of right reason. Richard Bentley.
Etymology: from the noun.
If they be principles evident of themselves, they need nothing to evidence them. John Tillotson, Sermons, Preface.
These things the Christian religion require, as might be evidenced from texts. John Tillotson, Sermon v.
Thou on earth had’st prosper’d, which thy looks
Now also evidence. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 361.
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.
Evidence is information, facts, or data that supports or proves a statement, argument, or claim. It is objective and verifiable information that is used to support conclusions or theories in various fields such as science, law, or academic research. Evidence can come in various forms, including empirical observations, statistical data, expert testimony, documents, or experimental results, among others. In order for evidence to be considered valid, it should be reliable, relevant, and obtained through a credible source or methodology.
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
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.
The word' proof' was not the best way to approach a pained heart. I would say' evidence.' In Barros' case, it was studied. It was restudied. And there is no evidence. And that is what I wanted to say. I don't have evidence to convict. If I convicted without evidence or without moral certainty, I would commit a crime of being a bad judge.
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.
I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump Jr. campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election, that's not to say that there weren't concerns about the evidence we were seeing, anecdotal evidence. ... But I do not recall any instance where I had direct evidence of the content of these meetings. It's just the frequency and prevalence of them was of concern.
Where's the evidence that somebody over 50 benefits from a fourth dose ? Because the evidence to date appears to support the possibility for those over 65, although I haven't, we haven't, seen all the data, but where's the evidence for a 50 to 64 year old ? Where's that evidence ? Because absent that evidence, then there shouldn't be this recommendation.
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- доказвам, доказателствоBulgarian
- bevise, godtgøre, vidne, vidneudsagn, bevisDanish
- Beweismittel, Beweis, IndizGerman
- κατάθεση, απόδειξη, πειστήριο, τεκμήριοGreek
- evidencia, evidenciar, pruebaSpanish
- todiste, osoittaa, todistusaineisto, osoitus, näyttö, näyttääFinnish
- fianais, dearbhadhScottish Gaelic
- साक्ष्य, प्रमाणHindi
- evidentiar, evidentia, proba, provaInterlingua
- taunaki, taunakitanga, tohu taunakiMāori
- bewijs, bewijsmateriaalDutch
- bevismateriale, vitneforklaring, vitne, vitneutsagn, bevise, bevis, evidensNorwegian
- свидетельство, доказательство, уликаRussian
- प्रमाण, साक्ष्यSanskrit
- bevis, bevismaterial, bevisningSwedish
- సాక్ష్యం, సాక్షాధారముTelugu
- หลักฐาน, ข้อพิสูจน์Thai
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