ev·​i·​den·​tial ˌe-və-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce evidential (audio)
evidentially adverb

Examples of evidential in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evidential was in 1610

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“Evidential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evidential. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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ev·​i·​den·​tial ˌe-və-ˈden-chəl How to pronounce evidential (audio)
evidentially adverb

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