evident

Definitions

  • Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj evident capable of being seen or noticed "a discernible change in attitude","a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript","an observable change in behavior"
    • adj evident clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields","evident hostility","manifest disapproval","patent advantages","made his meaning plain","it is plain that he is no reactionary","in plain view"
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Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during archeological explorations. Small amounts of iron may have been smelted in the furnace during the early years of the settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during...
Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: British scientists have found evidence that heart attacks increase significantly for people who watch soccer penalty shoot-outs
    • a Evident Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident. "Your honor and your goodness is so evident .""And in our faces evident the signs
      Of foul concupiscence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No evidence of man's evolutionary ancestors has so far been found in either North or South America. Fossils and other remains suggest that the first Americans crossed the Bering Straits (which at the time was dry land) from Asia between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.
    • evident Plainly seen or perceived; manifest; obvious; plain: as, an evident mistake; it is evident that he took the wrong path.
    • evident Clearly discernible or distinguishable; certain; indubitable: as, in entomology, an evident scutellum (that is, one well developed, or not concealed by other parts).
    • evident Furnishing evidence; conclusive.
    • evident Synonyms Clear, Plain, etc. (see manifest, a.); palpable, patent, unmistakable. See list under apparent.
    • n evident Something which serves as evidence; evidence; specifically, in Scots law, a writ or title-deed by which property is proved: a term used in conveyancing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
    • adj Evident ev′i-dent that is visible or can be seen: clear to the mind: obvious
    • v.t Evident to render evident:
    • v.t Evident (obs.) to attest, prove
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Quotations

  • James Anderton
    James Anderton
    “Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1]”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Faith. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”
  • Sir John Lubbock
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    “Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. évinent, l. evidens, -entis,; e, out + videns, p. pr. of videre, to see. See Vision

Usage

In literature:

It is not much as food, but evidently it helps.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
This must evidently be of the utmost consequence to the life of the world.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
We have a great deal of evidence, but not sufficient evidence to convict.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
It was evident that among this little party she, and not the plaintive mother, was really in authority.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Evidently this was in some way a means of communication with the house.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Modern enquirers have doubted the fact, on the ground of evidence that he was in England between 1576 and 1578.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
They also saw Timmendiquas more than once and it was evident that he was in complete command.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was evident that their purpose was to inflict a signal chastisement on him for his intrusion.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Of course, the jury will have to go upon evidence, and the evidence is all against him.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
It was evident that this was the case, but it was equally evident that in a few moments he would succeed in clearing himself from the chimney.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I am led to this conclusion by other evidence that has long been fairly generally accepted as fact.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
It was evident that the landlady did not recognize the description, but she thought a moment.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
What are the material evidences of civilization in the neighborhood in which you live?
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
She was evidently proud of being related to one, having probably met with few opportunities of distinction hitherto.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
I ask you to discount her evidence by the evident ill-feeling she manifested.
"The Queen Against Owen" by Allen Upward
Evidence of this kind is not historical evidence.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
It was evident that Charles Hayter was not well inclined towards Captain Wentworth.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Evidently the years had brought degeneracy to the Failing clan.
"The Voice of the Pack" by Edison Marshall
Sprague has evidently inherited his mother's gifts.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
I remember that his eyes evidently saw something, and I fancy terror killed him.
"Christopher Quarles" by Percy James Brebner
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In poetry:

Bright and glorious is that revelation,
Written all over this great world of ours;
Making evident our own creation,
In these stars of earth, these golden flowers.
"Voices Of The Night : Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When she before the judge did stand,
That noble lord did give command,
For evidence to come to hand,
One at a time;
And all to let them understand
That wicked crime.
"The Death Of Thomas Stoddart" by Susannah Hawkins
stranger. And I had to learn
why I would rather
die than love, how your innocence
would hurt and how I gather
guilt like a young intern
his symptons, his certain evidence.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
In apron suit the Bishop stood;
The crowding people kindly viewed.
A gaunt grey woman he saw rise
On air, with most beseeching eyes:
And evident as light in dark
It was, she set to him for mark.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
I look in one's face, and the shadows
Are lifted: and, lo, I can see,
Through windows of evident being,
That open on eternity,
The form of the essence of Beauty
God clothes with His own mystery.
"Clairvoyance" by Madison Julius Cawein
And though at first she was blooming,
And the new firm started strong,
And though Uncle Sammy loved her,
And tried to help her along,
She faded away in silence, and 'twas evident something was wrong.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Talk to your doctor, and also see a dermatologist to find out whether you have physical evidence of bites and can identify the culprits.
This video is just one more piece of evidence that supports my theory on running.
Evidence is mounting that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are working together to undermine Arpaio's chief political rival while enriching Thomas' former law firm.
Sloppy play was evident everywhere, even during warm-ups.
The White Sox's bullpen returned home a deeper and healthier unit, which was evident during the team's 8-6 10th-inning comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
DNA evidence was recovered on a towel he left at an Upper West Side apartment.
View full size Doug Beghtel/ The Oregonian Angela Kaps-Collins talks with defense attorney Gary Gedrose during her arraignment Tuesday in tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.
The top of a kiln preheat zone with recirculation fans evident.
'We can compile quite a bit of evidence'.
New Orleans police officials said Wednesday more than 800 untested rape kits will be tested by the beginning of next year, clearing up a backlog that includes physical evidence from sexual assaults dating to the late 1980s.
Evidence from ' cadaver dogs' OK in murder trial.
There is enough evidence to send Calvin Ware to trial for the death of Desmond Dorris last December.
The patient's chest x-ray did not reveal evidence that the minute fragment was present.
No evidence supports a connection between fracking and earthquakes.
The evidence came from mitochondrial DNA that researchers collected from 244 modern chipmunks in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
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In science:

It was not until the work of Trumpler in 1930 that the first evidence for interstellar reddening was found.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The nonzero values of L1 and L2 in whole range of the components concentrations give evidence that each component is in mixed ferro-glass phase (see also ).
Phase diagram of mixed system of ferroelectric relaxors in the random field theory framework
Again, I do not have evidence that Bekenstein’s conjectured bound (1) is violated for such restricted vacuum-outside-R density matrices.
Defining Entropy Bounds
Here we try to give another answer which makes it evident from the physical viewpoint that the generalized equivalence transformations are too restrictive.
Point particle in general background fields and generalized equivalence principle
This curve is convex and has exactly two sextactic points and two inflection points (which are evidently not true inflection points), showing at the same time that Theorem 1.2 (ii) and Theorem 1.3 are optimal.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Our evidence suggests that the data can be best represented by a power law with a non-integer exponent 1 < n < 2.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
This scaling in N is evident in Fig. 4(a) when we plot versus g .
Two-Body Random Ensembles: From Nuclear Spectra to Random Polynomials
However, its existence has been inferred from very indirect evidences up untill recently.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
This fact is also proven by the evidence (e.g.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Elbaz et al. (1999) and Aussel et al. (1999) find that 30 to 50% of them show clear evidence of peculiarities and multiple structures, in keeping with the local evidence that galaxy interactions are the primary trigger of luminous IR starbursts.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Risaliti et al. (2000) and Bassani et al. (2000) claim evidence for a significant AGN contribution in the large ma jority (> 60%) of the local ULIRGs based on hard X-ray data, something confirmed also by high spatial resolution IR imaging by Soifer et al. (2000).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
We discussed evidence that for the most luminous starbursts the optical spectra are only moderately contributed by starburst emission, which is mostly hidden in the far-IR.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The remarkable similarities between the cosmic evolution of galaxy and AGN emissivities have been taken as evidence that the same processes triggering SF also make a fraction of the gas to accrete and fuel the AGN (Hasinger Franceschini et al. 1999).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
On the other hand, it is evident that the physics must be the same in either gauge, since these are simply different descriptions of a single physical system.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
The decoupling of all w ≤ 0 states is now evident.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
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