Meaning of EVIDENCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ evɪdəns ]

( evidences, evidencing, evidenced)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Evidence is anything that you see, experience, read, or are told that causes you to believe that something is true or has really happened.

Ganley said he’d seen no evidence of widespread fraud...

There is a lot of evidence that stress is partly responsible for disease...

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of/for n , N that , N to-inf


Evidence is the information which is used in a court of law to try to prove something. Evidence is obtained from documents, objects, or witnesses. ( LEGAL )

The evidence against him was purely circumstantial.

...enough evidence for a successful prosecution.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N against n


If you give evidence in a court of law or an official enquiry, you officially say what you know about people or events, or describe an occasion at which you were present.

The forensic scientists who carried out the original tests will be called to give evidence...

= testify

PHRASE : V inflects


If a particular feeling, ability, or attitude is evidenced by something or someone, it is seen or felt. ( FORMAL )

He’s wise in other ways too, as evidenced by his reason for switching from tennis to golf...

She was not calculating and evidenced no specific interest in money.

VERB : be V-ed by n , V n


If someone or something is in evidence , they are present and can be clearly seen.

Few soldiers were in evidence...

PHRASE : V inflects

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