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EVIDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evidence mean? 

EVIDENCE (noun)
  The noun EVIDENCE has 3 senses:

1. your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
2. an indication that makes something evident
3. (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

  Familiarity information: EVIDENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


EVIDENCE (verb)
  The verb EVIDENCE has 3 senses:

1. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
2. provide evidence for
3. give evidence

  Familiarity information: EVIDENCE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVIDENCE (noun)


Sense 1evidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

evidence; grounds

Context example:

the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Hypernyms ("evidence" is a kind of...):

information (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evidence"):

probable cause ((law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure)

sign ((medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease)

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

lead; track; trail (evidence pointing to a possible solution)

disproof; falsification; refutation (any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something)

cogent evidence; proof (any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something)


Sense 2evidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication that makes something evident

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his trembling was evidence of his fear

Hypernyms ("evidence" is a kind of...):

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evidence"):

identification (evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing)

attestation (the evidence by which something is attested)

argument; statement (a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true)

testimonial; testimony (something that serves as evidence)

record (anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events)

footprint evidence (evidence in the form of footprints)

clew; clue; cue (evidence that helps to solve a problem)

smoking gun (indisputable evidence (especially of a crime))


Sense 3evidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("evidence" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evidence"):

state's evidence (evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings)

hearsay evidence (evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge)

corroborating evidence (additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding)

circumstantial evidence; indirect evidence (evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute)

direct evidence (evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute)

corpus delicti (the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim))

testimony (a solemn statement made under oath)

exhibit (an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence)


EVIDENCE (verb)


Sense 1evidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

manifest; evidence; certify; attest; demonstrate

Context examples:

His high fever attested to his illness / The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication / This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

Hypernyms (to "evidence" is one way to...):

bear witness; evidence; prove; show; testify (provide evidence for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "evidence"):

condemn (demonstrate the guilt of (someone))

notarise; notarize (authenticate as a notary)

reflect (give evidence of a certain behavior)

reflect (give evidence of the quality of)

authenticate (establish the authenticity of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2evidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide evidence for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bear witness; evidence; testify; prove; show

Context examples:

The blood test showed that he was the father / Her behavior testified to her incompetence

Hypernyms (to "evidence" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "evidence"):

attest; certify; demonstrate; evidence; manifest (provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes)

presume (constitute reasonable evidence for)

abduce; adduce; cite (advance evidence for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3evidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give evidence

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

evidence; tell

Context example:

he was telling on all his former colleague

Hypernyms (to "evidence" is one way to...):

inform (act as an informer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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