General English

  • noun a fact which proves that something really exists or has happened

General Science

  • noun something which can be seen on the surface which suggests that there is a deeper structural problem


Health Economics

  • (written as Evidence)
    This is not such an unambiguous term as may appear. Some take the view that for something to count as evidence it must be scientific, quantitative, free of confounding and free of bias. Others would admit any asserted 'fact', piece of recorded data, individual 'case', or 'professional opinion' as well as quantitative and qualititive research, the results of controlled and uncontrolled experiments. The dividing line between 'evidence' and 'gossip' is thus not clear. In all cases, judgment needs to be exercised as regards the quality of the evidence, its relevance and applicability in the context under consideration, the degree to which it is contested, its precision, and its sufficiency or completeness - all terms that themselves admit of a variety of definitions.

Human Resources

  • noun a written or spoken report produced in a court of law to prove a fact

Information & Library Science

  • noun things that you have seen or experienced which make you believe that something is true


  • noun facts which help to prove or disprove something at a trial


  • noun a written or spoken statement of facts which helps to prove something at a trial
  • noun a spoken statement made to a committee of the House of Commons or house of Lords, which is then printed in the official record
  • noun a spoken or written statement made to a government or other inquiry
  • verb to show something