in evidence

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a. A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment: The broken window was evidence that a burglary had taken place. Scientists weighed the evidence for and against the hypothesis.
b. Something indicative; an indication or set of indications: saw no evidence of grief on the mourner's face.
2. Law
a. The means by which an allegation may be proven, such as oral testimony, documents, or physical objects.
b. The set of legal rules determining what testimony, documents, and objects may be admitted as proof in a trial.
tr.v. ev·i·denced, ev·i·denc·ing, ev·i·denc·es
To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove: Her curiosity is evidenced by the number of books she owns.
in evidence
1. Plainly visible; to be seen: It was early, and few pedestrians were in evidence on the city streets.
2. Law As legal evidence: submitted the photograph in evidence.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ēvidentia, from Latin ēvidēns, ēvident-, obvious; see evident.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: evidence - clearly to be seen; "they were much in evidence during the fighting"; "she made certain that her engagement ring was in evidence"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
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Material not in evidence that is derived from a witness who was subject to cross-examination; and
Material not in evidence provided it is accompanied by evidence establishing its reliability.
The results of the old mentality are very much in evidence at the Yuzhnaya, or Southern, mine in this hardscrabble mining area 600 miles south of Moscow.