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

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Other Words from evidential

evidentially adverb

Examples of evidential in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Motion can be detected at distances up to 30 feet away and activity is automatically recorded for evidential purposes. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 12 Dec. 2021 The result is 7-Eleven’s evidential pièce de résistance: five videos of what appear to be confrontations between Mr. Matsumoto and various customers in the parking lot. New York Times, 6 May 2021 Those holes soak up fingerprints like a sponge, quickly obscuring evidential marks from even the most meticulous forensic expert. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2015 The devices are extremely reliable when properly calibrated and maintained, and the discrepancies do not appear to directly impact or deal with the results of the evidential tests, according to police. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, 15 Jan. 2020 However, my overall assessment is that the evidential situation has been weakened to such an extent that there is no longer any reason to continue the investigation. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Nov. 2019 Other equipment is used to measure the friction of the roadway, slopes and to interpret/measure other evidential facts for their reconstructions. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, 17 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of evidential

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Evidential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evidential. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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