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Meaning of "evidence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EVIDENCE

evidence  [ˈɛvɪdəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EVIDENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Evidence is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb evidence in English.

WHAT DOES EVIDENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

evidence

Evidence

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. At the other extreme is evidence that is merely consistent with an assertion but does not rule out other, contradictory assertions, as in circumstantial evidence. 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. The parts of a legal case which are not in controversy are known, in general, as the "facts of the case." Beyond any facts that are undisputed, a judge or jury is usually tasked with being a trier of fact for the other issues of a case. Evidence and rules are used to decide questions of fact that are disputed, some of which may be determined by the legal burden of proof relevant to the case. Evidence in certain cases must be more compelling than in other situations, which drastically affects the quality and quantity of evidence necessary to decide a case.

Definition of evidence in the English dictionary

The first definition of evidence in the dictionary is ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood. Other definition of evidence is a mark or sign that makes evident; indication. Evidence is also to make evident; show clearly.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EVIDENCE

PRESENT

Present
I evidence
you evidence
he/she/it evidences
we evidence
you evidence
they evidence
Present continuous
I am evidencing
you are evidencing
he/she/it is evidencing
we are evidencing
you are evidencing
they are evidencing
Present perfect
I have evidenced
you have evidenced
he/she/it has evidenced
we have evidenced
you have evidenced
they have evidenced
Present perfect continuous
I have been evidencing
you have been evidencing
he/she/it has been evidencing
we have been evidencing
you have been evidencing
they have been evidencing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I evidenced
you evidenced
he/she/it evidenced
we evidenced
you evidenced
they evidenced
Past continuous
I was evidencing
you were evidencing
he/she/it was evidencing
we were evidencing
you were evidencing
they were evidencing
Past perfect
I had evidenced
you had evidenced
he/she/it had evidenced
we had evidenced
you had evidenced
they had evidenced
Past perfect continuous
I had been evidencing
you had been evidencing
he/she/it had been evidencing
we had been evidencing
you had been evidencing
they had been evidencing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will evidence
you will evidence
he/she/it will evidence
we will evidence
you will evidence
they will evidence
Future continuous
I will be evidencing
you will be evidencing
he/she/it will be evidencing
we will be evidencing
you will be evidencing
they will be evidencing
Future perfect
I will have evidenced
you will have evidenced
he/she/it will have evidenced
we will have evidenced
you will have evidenced
they will have evidenced
Future perfect continuous
I will have been evidencing
you will have been evidencing
he/she/it will have been evidencing
we will have been evidencing
you will have been evidencing
they will have been evidencing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would evidence
you would evidence
he/she/it would evidence
we would evidence
you would evidence
they would evidence
Conditional continuous
I would be evidencing
you would be evidencing
he/she/it would be evidencing
we would be evidencing
you would be evidencing
they would be evidencing
Conditional perfect
I would have evidence
you would have evidence
he/she/it would have evidence
we would have evidence
you would have evidence
they would have evidence
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been evidencing
you would have been evidencing
he/she/it would have been evidencing
we would have been evidencing
you would have been evidencing
they would have been evidencing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you evidence
we let´s evidence
you evidence
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to evidence
Past participle
evidenced
Present Participle
evidencing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EVIDENCE


abidance
əˈbaɪdəns
avoidance
əˈvɔɪdəns
cadence
ˈkeɪdəns
coincidence
kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns
confidence
ˈkɒnfɪdəns
counterevidence
ˌkaʊntərˈɛvɪdəns
diffidence
ˈdɪfɪdəns
dissidence
ˈdɪsɪdəns
guidance
ˈɡaɪdəns
improvidence
ɪmˈprɒvɪdəns
incidence
ˈɪnsɪdəns
misguidance
ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdəns
nonevidence
ˌnɒnˈevɪdəns
overconfidence
ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdəns
precedence
ˈprɛsɪdəns
providence
ˈprɒvɪdəns
residence
ˈrɛzɪdəns
riddance
ˈrɪdəns
self-evidence
ˌsɛlfˈɛvɪdəns
subsidence
səbˈsaɪdəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EVIDENCE

evict
evictee
eviction
eviction notice
eviction order
evictor
evident
evidential
evidentially
evidentiary
evidently
evil
evil eye
Evil One
evil spirit
evil twin
evil-eyed
evil-minded
evil-mindedly
evil-smelling

WORDS THAT END LIKE EVIDENCE

angle of incidence
at your convenience
correspondence
credence
crisis of confidence
decadence
Declaration of Independence
dependence
documentary evidence
hall of residence
in confidence
in evidence
in residence
independence
interdependence
jurisprudence
letters of credence
prudence
self-confidence
transcendence
vote of no confidence

Synonyms and antonyms of evidence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EVIDENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «evidence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of evidence

Translation of «evidence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EVIDENCE

Find out the translation of evidence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of evidence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «evidence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

证据
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prueba
570 millions of speakers

English

evidence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सबूत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَلِيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свидетельство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

evidência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রমান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

preuve
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bukti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beweis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

証拠
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

증거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bukti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bằng chứng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆதாரங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुरावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kanıt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prova
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dowód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

доказ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dovadă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποδεικτικό στοιχείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

getuienis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bevis
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bevis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of evidence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EVIDENCE»

The term «evidence» is very widely used and occupies the 3.950 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EVIDENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «evidence» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «evidence» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about evidence

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EVIDENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word evidence.
1
Isabelle Adjani
There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration, there has never been one without the other.
2
Norman Angell
Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making.
3
Matthew Arnold
It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
4
Dan Aykroyd
Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn't matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.
5
Michele Bachmann
Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being? There's a real lack of evidence from change from actual species to a different type of species.
6
Peter Bart
Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there's little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground.
7
Martha Beck
My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.
8
Alex Berenson
Evidence of defendants' lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer.
9
Yehuda Berg
With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?
10
Anthony Bourdain
I've seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EVIDENCE»

Discover the use of evidence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to evidence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Evidence
Additionally, this edition will include a new spread of images and a group of black-and-white illustrations selected by the artists from an archive of photographs that were not included in the original book.
Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel, 2003
2
Evidence
For over two decades, Casenote Legal Briefs have helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for classes and exams year after year with unparalleled results.
Aspen Publishers, 2007
3
The Book of Evidence
John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer.
John Banville, 2012
4
Using Evidence: How Research Can Inform Public Services
'Using Evidence' provides a multidisciplinary framework for understanding the research use agenda. The book considers how research use & the impact of research can be assessed.
Sandra M. Nutley, Isabel Walter, Huw T. O. Davies, 2007
5
Evidence
In this highly accessible book eight distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines consider the nature and use of evidence in the modern world.
Andrew Bell, John Swenson-Wright, Karin Tybjerg, 2008
6
Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
Evidence! provides a common ground upon which all can meet, speak the same language, and share their results--reliably...
Elizabeth Shown Mills, 1997
7
Essential Evidence-based Medicine
This is an ideal introductory text on EBM for medical students and all health-care professionals.
Dan Mayer, 2004
8
Evidence
Choo's Evidence provides a lucid and concise account of the principles of the law of civil and criminal evidence in England and Wales. Critical and thought-provoking, it is the ideal text for undergraduate law students.
Andrew Choo, 2012
9
Evidence: Examples & Explanations
The #1 study guide for Evidence is now in its Seventh Edition.
Arthur Best, 2009
10
Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation
The book begins by reviewing all pertinent biology, and then provides information on every aspect of DNA analysis, including modern interpretation methods and issues, and contemporary population genetic models available for estimating DNA ...
Christopher M. Triggs, John S. Buckleton, Simon J. Walsh, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EVIDENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term evidence is used in the context of the following news items.
1
'It's a mystery to me:' Lawyer questions evidence against Wilkinsburg …
PITTSBURGH —The evidence against Adrienne Williams is circumstantial, according to an attorney for the woman who's accused of killing her ... «WTAE Pittsburgh, Jul 15»
2
Prosecutors continue push for protective order for Freddie Gray …
Prosecutors in the Freddie Gray case have asked again for a protective order to restrict the release of evidence in the criminal case against six ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
3
Evidence Insufficient to Screen Children for Speech, Language …
The USPSTF looked at evidence on whether routine formal screening of young ... Task force members decided that more evidence is needed to ... «AAFP News, Jul 15»
4
Medical evidence delayed in nanny murder trial - RTÉ News
The Massachusetts medical examiner had agreed to undertake a review of the medical evidence following conflicting expert opinion about the ... «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
5
Guns smuggled from evidence room sold by police janitor … - AL.com
Authorities say some of the guns reportedly sold by Hunter were smuggled from the Fairfield Police Department evidence room, where he ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
6
Secret report accused three MI5 officers of concealing evidence in …
Sampson reported that he had gathered sufficient evidence to justify ... in return for giving evidence against the two high-ranking MI5 officers. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Former Washington-area FBI agent sentenced for evidence tampering
The evidence tampering led to dismissal of cases against 24 defendants accused in large-scale drug cases, prosecutors said. Lowry pleaded ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
8
No evidence fish oil boosts health, but claims still linger - Science …
The ''accrual of high-level evidence,'' according to a review of studies that was published last year in an American Medical Association journal, ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
9
Evidence From Jack the Ripper Victim's Murder Selling for $4.75 …
G'day, my lord, and welcome the Tragedy Parasite Shoppe of Oddities and Curiosities! From the look of you, I can see that you're a gentleman ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
10
OSBI To Release More Details And Evidence In 1981 Moore Cold …
In January, the OSBI shared an old piece of evidence hoping to give new life to the cold case. Now, investigators plan to reveal even more. «news9.com KWTV, Jul 15»

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