Meaning of EVIDENCE in English
/ ˈevɪdəns; NAmE / noun , verb
[ U , C ] evidence (of / for sth) | evidence (that ... ) | evidence (to suggest, show, etc.) the facts, signs or objects that make you believe that sth is true :
There is convincing evidence of a link between exposure to sun and skin cancer.
We found further scientific evidence for this theory.
There is not a shred of evidence that the meeting actually took place.
Have you any evidence to support this allegation?
The room bore evidence of a struggle.
On the evidence of their recent matches, it is unlikely the Spanish team will win the cup.
[ U ] the information that is used in court to try to prove sth :
I was asked to give evidence (= to say what I knew, describe what I had seen, etc.) at the trial.
He was released when the judge ruled there was no evidence against him.
—see also circumstantial
- (be) in evidence
- turn King's / Queen's evidence
—more at balance noun
[ vn ] [ usually passive ] ( formal ) to prove or show sth; to be evidence of sth
SYN testify to :
The legal profession is still a largely male world, as evidenced by the small number of women judges.
Middle English : via Old French from Latin evidentia , from evident- obvious to the eye or mind, from e- (variant of ex- ) out + videre to see.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005