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Definition of Evidence

Evidence

  1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement.
  2. One who bears witness.
  3. That which is legally submitted to competent tribunal, as a means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it; means of making proof; -- the latter, strictly speaking, not being synonymous with evidence, but rather the effect of it.
  4. To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender.

Evidence Quotations

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
Christopher Hitchens

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Bertrand Russell

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
Abraham Maslow

This union has been divided in like a civil war - brother against brother - sister against sister. And I'm pulling it together. We've already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.
James P. Hoffa

We see evidence that lakes and forests and wetlands can have different equilibria - so you have a savanna system that may be stable and thriving, but it can also tip over and become an arid steppe if pushed too far by warming, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.
Johan Rockstrom
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Evidence Translations

evidence in German is Hinweis, Anzeichen, Beleg
evidence in Italian is dimostrazione, prova
evidence in Latin is argumentum, testimonium, indicium
evidence in Norwegian is bevis, vitneutsagn
evidence in Spanish is verificacion, evidencia, probanza
evidence in Swedish is bevis
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