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Meaning of evidence

ev•i•dence

Pronunciation: (ev'i-duns), [key]
— n., v., -denced, -denc•ing.
—n.
  1. that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
  2. something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
  3. data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.
  4. plainly visible; conspicuous: The first signs of spring are in evidence.
—v.t.
  1. to make evident or clear; show clearly; manifest: He evidenced his approval by promising his full support.
  2. to support by evidence: He evidenced his accusation with incriminating letters.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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