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English definition of “evidence”

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 noticeable VisibleApparent and obvious
(Definition of evidence noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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