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evidence meaning

EN[ˈɛvɪdəns] [ˈɛvədəns]
US
WEvidence
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Definition of evidence in English Dictionary

  • NounPLevidencesSUF-ence
    1. Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.
      1. (law) Anything admitted by a court to prove or disprove alleged matters of fact in a trial.
        1. For Lothian and Borders Police, the early-morning raid had come at the end one of biggest investigations carried out by the force, which had originally presented a dossier of evidence on the murder of Jodi Jones to the Edinburgh procurator-fiscal, William Gallagher, on 25 November last year.
      2. One who bears witness.
      3. VerbSGevidencesPRevidencingPT, PPevidenced
        1. VT To provide evidence for, or suggest the truth of.
          1. She was furious, as evidenced by her slamming the door.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The epidemics in Liberia and Sierra Leone have approached subcriticality at some point during the epidemic; the epidemic in Guinea is ongoing with no evidence that it is subcritical.
          • It will need the most exhilarating performance City have put together since the money started to pour in and the overwhelming evidence is that it looks wholly beyond them.
          • It wasn't too many years ago that contemporary gospel music was hard to find. Now, there's evidence of it on all sides— on television, radio, stage, in homes and in automobiles.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Evidence of the cystically dilated glands and the cytological features typical of DC are reported in only one case of GALT-carcinoma by Rubio in 2002 [ 15 ].
          • Evidences from ectrophysiological studies which employed affective priming paradigms also support the idea that music can convey emotional meaning.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The suspect changed his tune when he learned the police had the evidence.
          • I really should have pulled my head in once they produced that evidence.
          • A judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of evidence for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "evidence" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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