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adj. Law
Relating to, providing, or constituting evidence; evidentiary.

ev′i·den′tial·ly adv.


relating to, serving as, or based on evidence
ˌeviˈdentially adv


(ˌɛv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl)

noting, pertaining to, serving as, or based on evidence.
ev`i•den′tial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.evidential - serving as or based on evidence; "evidential signs of a forced entry"; "its evidentiary value"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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Three general studies and seven language-specific studies offer functional approaches to understanding the grammaticalization of tense, aspect, modality, and evidentiality in various languages.
Styles of Stance in English: Lexical and Grammatical Marking of Evidentiality and Affect.
A maybe surprisingly small amount of symposia was devoted to central linguistic topics: these were two symposia which addressed the often observed lack of syntactic descriptions of minor Uralic languages, "The Syntax of Samoyedic and Ob-Ugric Languages", and "Syntactic Structure of Uralic Languages", as well as the symposium on a contemporary dominant research topic, namely "Expressions of Evidentiality in Uralic languages".
MUSHIN, Ilana 2001 Evidentiality and epistemological stance: narrative retelling.
Exploring male and female voices through epistemic modality and evidentiality in some modern english travel texts on the canaries.
In addition to typological monographs presenting comprehensive crosslinguistic comparisons of specific properties of grammar--such as evidentiality or gender--a number of single-language grammars have been and are being completed by researchers at this organization.
Evidentiality and epistemic modality: On the close relationship between two different categories.
Tense, Aspect, Mood and Evidentiality in the Languages of Indonesia, NUSA 55: 95-121.
Whereas Chen's stripped-down bare-boned hands encode a resolute belief in the ability to overcome China's crisis through the powers of a technologically mediated epistemology of visuality and Enlightenment empiricism, Lin's disappearing hands question the evidentiality of the visual.
Secondly, the author considers the level of certainty which speakers attribute to statements and evidentiality referring to "the nature of the evidence supporting a proposition" (112).
158), frustrative "in vain" marking, and systems of evidentiality, whereby speakers are required to specify their source of information when making a statement about a state of affairs.
Dahl's "Evidence for Evidentiality in Late Vedic" continues the author's earlier work on time, tense, and aspect in Vedic.