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Meaning of “evidence” in the English Dictionary

"evidence" in British English

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evidencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈev.ɪ.dəns/
B2 one or more ​reasons for ​believing that something is or is not ​true: The ​police have ​found no evidence of a ​terroristlink with the ​murder. [+ to infinitive] There is no scientific evidence tosuggest that ​underwaterbirths are ​dangerous. [+ that] Is there any ​scientific evidence that a person's ​character is ​reflected in ​theirhandwriting? Several ​experts are to give evidence on the ​subject. There is only circumstantial evidence against her, so she is ​unlikely to be ​convicted. Campaigners now have ​compelling documentary evidence of the ​humanrightsabuses that they had been ​alleging for several ​years. Fresh evidence ​suggests that the ​statement had been ​fabricated. The ​traces of ​petrolfound on his ​clothingprovided the forensic evidence ​proving that he had ​started the ​firedeliberately. All the evidence ​points to a ​substantialrise in ​traffic over the next few ​years. There is growing/​mounting/​increasing evidence thatpeople whose ​diets are ​rich in ​vitamins are less ​likely to ​develop some ​types of ​cancer.

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evidenced
adjective uk   us   /-dənst/ mainly US
shown to be ​true: His ​desire to ​win an ​Olympicmedal is evidenced by his ​performancesthroughout this ​season.
(Definition of evidence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evidence" in American English

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evidencenoun [U]

 us   /ˈev·ɪ·dəns/
anything that ​helps to ​prove that something is or is not ​true: These ​figures are being given as evidence of ​economicgrowth. The ​FBI has ​found no evidence of a ​crime. The ​weight of the evidence is against him. Juries ​examine the evidence and ​decide on the ​basis of the ​facts.
(Definition of evidence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"evidence" in Business English

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evidencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈevɪdəns/ LAW
objects, ​documents, ​officialstatements, etc. that are used to prove something is ​true or not ​true, especially for ​legal or ​insurancepurposes: evidence of/for sth Despite the ​claims, his ​insuranceadjusterfound no evidence of ​flooddamage to his ​property.evidence against sb The ​defendant was ​released after the ​prosecutorfailed to ​produce enough evidence against him.evidence that sth Is there any evidence that the ​employer has difficulty ​retainingstaff? give/provide/present evidence Contractors must ​provide evidence of ​validpermits before they may begin any ​work.consider/examine/hear the evidence A ​jury has heard all the evidence in this ​case and ​rendered its decision. false/circumstantial/​conflicting evidence admit/​allow/​accept evidence growing/​mounting/​increasing evidence
(Definition of evidence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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