direct evidence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n direct evidence evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Direct evidence (Law) evidence which is positive or not inferential; -- opposed to circumstantial evidence, or indirect evidence. -- This distinction, however, is merely formal, since there is no direct evidence that is not circumstantial, or dependent on circumstances for its credibility.
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Usage

In literature:

There was a smile on the countenance of old Charcoal, who came in sight directly afterwards and had evidently been watching them at a distance.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
We cannot ignore the evidence which over-specialisation in one direction and neglect in other directions supply to anthropology.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
He asked few questions, but each one had evidently been well considered and was directly to the point.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
Having shown himself active in other directions, Severac Bablon had evidently turned his eyes once more toward Park Lane.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
Evidently something attracted him in another direction.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
It is of course impossible to obtain direct evidence of an express conspiracy on the part of the Government to destroy him by such means.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
In an investigation there may be coincidences of circumstantial evidence pointing in the wrong direction.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
As the day passed on, all thoughts were evidently directed toward the solemn scenes with which it was to close.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
Evidently they were in league with Merrick and under his directions.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Clerk Jobson, evidently well-informed, went directly to Diana's chamber.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Evidently there had been two or three heavy storms blowing in different directions.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Is there then any direct evidence in favour or against this view?
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
The most evident proof was in the hands of the law: before the awful deed had been accomplished, the hand that directed it had been betrayed.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
If one account which has been published can be trusted, we have direct evidence of glacial action in the south-eastern corner of Australia.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
That is a question hard to answer; there is no direct evidence, and we can only balance probabilities.
"Hindu Gods And Heroes" by Lionel D. Barnett
What would be the nature of Kenneby's direct evidence the reader pretty well knows.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
And this over and above every kind of direct evidence.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
It was evident that a fierce fight was raging in that direction.
"The Lily of Leyden" by W.H.G. Kingston
The first line of direct evidence in favour of organic evolution which I shall open is that which may be termed the argument from Classification.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
The firing was evidently premature, and efforts were directly made to extinguish it.
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

Prosecutors dropped objections to the pretrial gathering of evidence in a lawsuit by Bahrain's state-owned aluminum producer, which claims it overpaid for raw materials because of bribes directed by Alcoa Inc (AA AA).
2 provides direct clear evidence for the ongoing importance of concurrent partners in a mature epidemic.
NASA's Mars Rover Discovers Direct Evidence of Flowing Water.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson last month in New Orleans HUD's inspector general found that he directed staff members to favor Bush supporters -- but found no evidence they followed through.
But despite movement in the direction of the challenger, there's not much evidence that the debates have ever fundamentally reshaped a race.
He had been charged in the killing of his identical twin brother, but a judge declared a mistrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict, citing lack of direct and/or DNA evidence.
They found no evidence to suggest the shooter had any help or was carrying out any directive from any white-supremacist group.
The Mughals were famed for their technical sophistication, evident in such armour, and proud of their direct descent from the powerful Central Asian rulers Genghis Khan and Timur, says the curator, Malini Roy.
As vote tallies came to a completion Tuesday night it became increasingly evident the local political sentiment had swung in a new direction from 2008.
With insufficient evidence to directly link them to a specific attack, the Royal Navy yesterday released ten pirate suspects, but burned one of their two skiffs .
Evidence lends credibility to UNC Strategic Directions Committee's modest aspirational goal of contributing to a four-year college-degree or more attainment rate of 32 percent by 2018.
Years ago, court reporting was limited to a stenographer while evidence was typically presented in a straightforward way, directly from the attorneys to the judge.
It's a personal choice that's well worth the effort, since there is growing evidence that gratitude is directly linked to better health and well-being.
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has always shown an utmost respect for women, evident in how adoring and adorable he is with his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder.
Maine scientists witnessed what they say is the first direct evidence that that lobsters practice cannibalism.
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In science:

It is by now evident that the various setups which have hitherto been known as ‘(p + 1)-dimensional NCOS theories’ [4, 5, 6] are simply different truncations of the state space of the corresponding Wound theory to the subspace of states containing a Dp-brane extended along the Wound direction.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
Measurement of the pulse phase dependent Doppler shift in the X-ray spectrum would provide additional evidence supporting the spin modulation model and also provides one of the few direct methods to infer the radius of a neutron star.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The detection of CO emission in the host galaxies of these PG QSOs provides direct evidence that these infrared-excess QSOs live in host galaxies containing significant supplies of molecular gas.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Supernova (SN) 1998bw and gamma-ray burst (GRB) 980425 offer the first direct evidence that supernovae are the progenitors of some GRBs.
Trans-Relativistic Supernovae, Circumstellar Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Supernova 1998bw
In most cases direct evidence for a symbiotic binary central star still lacks: the cool (red) component is not visible, but detected by the modulation of the IR luminosity (e. g.
Planetary nebula or symbiotic Mira? Near infrared colours mark the difference
We report the results of real experiments with nonlinear circuits containing direct evidence for this new phenomenon.
A mechanism for randomness
We will report the results of real experiments with nonlinear circuits, which contain direct evidence for this new phenomenon.
A mechanism for randomness
We have reported the results of real experiments with nonlinear circuits containing direct evidence supporting this phenomenon.
A mechanism for randomness
This is also supported with direct observational evidence .
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
At least to my knowledge by now there is no direct experimental evidence of the existence of gravitons as well as any clear and unambiguous data concerning the problems of dark matter and cosmological constant (see, for example, ).
String Theory or Field Theory?
As far as we know, there is no direct experimental evidence of nonadditive energy.
Generalized algebra within a nonextensive statistics
The metal-rich GC system shows some evidence (at roughly 1-σ significance) for weak rotation (ΩR ∼ 50 km s−1 ) beyond R >∼ 0.5Reff , also about the galaxy’s minor-axis, but in the opposite direction from the metal-poor GCs.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
We see some evidence that the bulk of the metal-rich GC system may in fact rotate—albeit very slowly and with low statistical significance—in a direction opposite to the metal-poor GCs.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
However, when examined in greater detail, there is some weak evidence that the metal-rich GCs in this galaxy may, in fact, be slowly rotating, but in the opposite direction to the metal-poor GCs.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
This could be the first direct evidence that the dE population is not homogeneous, and that different evolutionary paths led to morphologically and kinematically similar but chemically distinct ob jects.
The puzzlingly large Ca II triplet absorption in dwarf elliptical galaxies
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