Meaning of “testimony” in the English Dictionary

"testimony" in English

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testimonynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈtes.tɪ.mən.i/ us /ˈtes.tə.moʊ.ni/ formal

(an example of) spoken or written statements that something is true, especially those given in a law court:

Some doubts have been expressed about his testimony.
be (a) testimony to sth

to be clear proof of something:

The reports are testimony to the many hours of research completed by this committee.

(Definition of “testimony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"testimony" in American English

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testimonynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtes·təˌmoʊ·ni/

a spoken or written statement that something is true, esp. one given in a court of law, or the act of giving such a statement:

[ U ] The value of their testimony is questionable.

(Definition of “testimony” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"testimony" in Business English

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testimonynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈtestɪməni/ us plural testimonies

a formal statement about something, especially one given in a court of law:

to give/present/provide testimony
The court heard two days of testimony from environmental experts, activists, and lawyers.
Employees' testimonies could prove crucial for Gonzales, who is struggling to hold on to his job.

proof that something exists or is true:

be (a) testimony to sth Our advance in the face of relentless competition is a testimony to the commitment of our marketing division.

(Definition of “testimony” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)