anecdotal evidence

Definition of anecdotal evidence

:evidence in the form of stories that people tell about what has happened to them
  • His conclusions are not supported by data; they are based only on anecdotal evidence.

Word by Word Definitions

anecdotal play
  1. : based on or consisting of reports or observations of usually unscientific observers

  2. : of, relating to, or consisting of anecdotes

  3. : given to or skilled in telling anecdotes : anecdotic

evidence play
  1. : an outward sign : indication

  2. : something that furnishes proof : testimony

  3. : one who bears witness

  1. : to offer evidence of : prove, evince


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