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noun [uncountable] evidence pronunciation in American English /ˈevɪdəns/
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  1. 1
    facts or physical signs that help to prove something
    Evidence shows that global warming is definitely occurring.
    evidence of: Doctors found no evidence of infection.
    evidence that: There is some evidence that the economy is improving.
    evidence for/in support of/in favor of: evidence for the existence of life on other planets
  2. 2
    facts, statements, or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime
    The police didn’t have enough evidence to convict him.
    They destroyed the evidence by flushing it down the toilet.
    hard evidence (=definite evidence): They are reluctant to prosecute without any hard evidence.
    1. a.
      things that witnesses say in a court of law when they answer questions
      In his evidence, he said that he had never met Mr. Jones.
      give evidence: Kemp was never called to give evidence.
 

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