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UK [ˈevɪd(ə)ns] / US [ˈevɪdəns] noun [uncountable]
Get it right: evidence:

Evidence is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it is never used in the plural ▪  it never comes after an or a number
Wrong: You need to balance the evidences from both sides.
Right: You need to balance the evidence from both sides.
Wrong: His response is an evidence of how insecure the government feels.
Right: His response is evidence of how insecure the government feels.
Wrong: This can be seen as one more evidence that women are in an inferior position.
Right: This can be seen as further evidence that women are in an inferior position.
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 favour of:

evidence for the existence of life on other planets


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with evidence
▪  anecdotal, available, clear, compelling, conclusive, convincing, credible, documentary, empirical, hard, incontrovertible, irrefutable, overwhelming, scientific, strong, supporting
2)
a) 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.

b) 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.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with evidence
▪  admissible, circumstantial, conclusive, incriminating, sufficient, supporting Verbs frequently used with evidence as the object ▪  collect, destroy, gather, produce

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • ÉVIDENCE — Elle est souvent définie comme une certitude immédiate: si un objet est donné, si l’on a présenté à l’esprit la signification d’une proposition bien formée, on n’en doute point, on les saisit d’emblée, ils paraissent évidents. En fait, le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Evidence — Ev i*dence, n. [F. [ e]vidence, L. Evidentia. See {Evident}.] 1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evidence — ev‧i‧dence [ˈevdns] noun [uncountable] LAW information or facts given in a court of law to prove that someone is guilty: • He refused to give evidence at the trial. * * * evidence UK US /ˈevɪdəns/ noun [U] LAW ► objects, documents, official… …   Financial and business terms

  • Evidence — Основная информация Полное имя …   Википедия

  • evidence — n Evidence, testimony, deposition, affidavit are, in their legal senses, closely related but not synonymous terms. The last three designate forms of evidence, or material submitted to a competent legal tribunal as a means of ascertaining where… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • evidence — ► NOUN 1) information or signs indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. 2) Law information used to establish facts in a legal investigation or admissible as testimony in a law court. ► VERB ▪ be or show evidence of. ● in… …   English terms dictionary

  • evidence — Evidence. s. f. Qualité de ce qui est évident. Cela paroist avec évidence. l évidence d une proposition, d une verité, d une fausseté. On dit, Mettre en évidence, pour dire, Faire connoistre clairement, manifestement …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Evidence — (* 10. Dezember 1976 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; bürgerlich Michael Perretta) ist ein US amerikanischer Rapper und Hip Hop Produzent. Er ist Mitglied der Gruppe Dilated Peoples …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • evidence — [ev′ə dəns, ev′ədens΄] n. [ME < OFr < L evidentia < evidens, clear, evident < e , from + videns, prp. of videre, to see: see WISE2] 1. Archaic the condition of being evident 2. something that makes another thing evident; indication;… …   English World dictionary

  • Evidence — Ev i*dence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evidenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evidencing}.] To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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