Evidence meaning

ĕv'ĭ-dəns
Evidence is defined as something that gives proof or leads to a conclusion.

The suspect's blood at the scene of a crime is an example of evidence.

The footprints in the house are an example of evidence that someone came inside.

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The definition of evidence is to show proof.

An example of evidence is to present research to prove the benefits of a new drug.

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Something that tends to prove; ground for belief.
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A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment.

The broken window was evidence that a burglary had taken place. Scientists weighed the evidence for and against the hypothesis.

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To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove.

Her curiosity is evidenced by the number of books she owns.

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Something indicative; an indication or set of indications.

Saw no evidence of grief on the mourner's face.

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To make evident; indicate; show.
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The set of legal rules determining what testimony, documents, and objects may be admitted as proof in a trial.
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A thing, a document, or the testimony of a person that bears on the truth or falsity of an assertion made in litigation; the totality of such items introduced in a trial; the legal doctrines pertaining to the admission, use, and evaluation of such items.
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Visual evidence, such as a chart, image, or model, prepared by attorneys or consultants, that demonstrates or clarifies information relevant to the trial.
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Evidence based on the witness’ personal observation of events.
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Evidence pertaining to a contract and contradicting or supplementing its terms. Extrinsic evidence is not permitted where the contract is unambiguous.
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Tangible evidence directly involved in the underlying events of the case.
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Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

There is no evidence that anyone was here earlier.

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Something that makes another thing evident; indication; sign.
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The means by which an allegation may be proven, such as oral testimony, documents, or physical objects.
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Something presented in a legal proceeding, as a statement of a witness, an object, etc., which bears on or establishes a point in question.
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To bear witness to; attest.
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Evidence attesting to one’s character and moral standing in the community; character witnessed to attest to same. See also reputation witness.
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Evidence that pertains to the matters being decided by the court and that may be considered by the court under the applicable rules of evidence.
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Additional evidence that tends to prove the same assertions as evidence already admitted.
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Documents introduced as evidence.
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Evidence supporting the basic premises of a party’s case.
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Evidence offered to contradict the other party’s assertions.
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A witness’ personal opinion about the facts of the dispute.
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(law) Anything admitted by a court to prove or disprove alleged matters of fact in a trial.
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One who bears witness.
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To provide evidence for, or suggest the truth of.

She was furious, as evidenced by her slamming the door.

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The condition of being evident.
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Origin of evidence

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin evidentia (“clearness, in Late Latin a proof”), from evidens (“clear, evident”); see evident.