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evidence

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈevɪdəns/
FACTS B2 something that makes you believe that something is true or exists: evidence of global warming [+ that] There is no scientific evidence that the drug is addictive.Information and messages
LAW information that is given or objects that are shown in a court of law to help to prove if someone has committed a crime: He was arrested despite the lack of evidence against him.Court cases, orders and decisions
give evidence UK to give information and answer questions in a court of law: She was called to give evidence at his trial.Court cases, orders and decisions
be in evidence formal to be noticeableVisibleApparent and obvious
(Definition of evidence from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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