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[ev-i-duh ns] /ˈɛv ɪ dəns/

that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign:
His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
Law. data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.
verb (used with object), evidenced, evidencing.
to make or clear; show clearly; manifest:
He evidenced his approval by promising his full support.
to support by evidence:
He evidenced his accusation with incriminating letters.
in evidence, plainly visible; conspicuous:
The first signs of spring are in evidence.
ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood
a mark or sign that makes evident; indication: his pallor was evidence of ill health
(law) matter produced before a court of law in an attempt to prove or disprove a point in issue, such as the statements of witnesses, documents, material objects, etc See also circumstantial evidence, direct evidence
turn queen’s evidence, turn king’s evidence, turn state’s evidence, (of an accomplice) to act as witness for the prosecution and testify against those associated with him in crime
in evidence, on display; apparent; conspicuous: her new ring was in evidence
verb (transitive)
to make evident; show clearly
to give proof of or evidence for

c.1300, “appearance from which inferences may be drawn,” from Old French evidence, from Late Latin evidentia “proof,” originally “distinction, clearness,” from Latin evidentem (see evident).

Meaning “ground for belief” is from late 14c., that of “obviousness” is 1660s. Legal senses are from c.1500, when it began to oust witness. As a verb, from c.1600. Related: Evidenced; evidencing.


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