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See also: évidence
- Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.
2012 March 1, Brian Hayes, “Pixels or Perish”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 106:
- Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
- There is no evidence that anyone was here earlier.
- (law) Anything admitted by a court to prove or disprove alleged matters of fact in a trial.
2004 April 15, “Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer”, The Scotsman:
- 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.
- One who bears witness.
- Sir Walter Scott
- infamous and perjured evidences
- Sir Walter Scott
Terms derived from "evidence"
- after-discovered evidence
- clear and convincing evidence
- demurrer to evidence
- preponderance of evidence, preponderance of the evidence
facts presented in support of an assertion
anything admitted by a court as proof
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- (transitive) To provide evidence for, or suggest the truth of.
- She was furious, as evidenced by her slamming the door.
to provide evidence
- For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
- evidence in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- evidence in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
evidence f (plural evidences)
- French: évidence