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evidence - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'evidence' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Evidence [ n.]
- 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.
2 . Evidence [ v. t.]
- To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender.

Meaning of 'evidence' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . evidence [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an indication that makes something evident
Example in sentence:
  • his trembling was evidence of his fear
Meaning (2):
- your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
Example in sentence:
  • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
3 . evidence [ v]
Meaning (3):
- give evidence
Example in sentence:
  • he was telling on all his former colleague
Meaning (4):
- provide evidence for
Example in sentence:
  • Her behavior testified to her incompetence;
  • The blood test showed that he was the father
Meaning (5):
- provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
Example in sentence:
  • 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