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Dictionary definition of evident

Clearly visible, obvious, or apparent.
"The lack of preparation was evident in the presentation."

Detailed meaning of evident

It can be used to describe a wide range of things, including facts, events, or physical characteristics. For example, a person might say that the evidence of a crime is evident, meaning that it is clear and obvious. Or, one might say that the beauty of a natural landscape is evident, meaning that it is clearly visible and apparent. It implies that it's easily seen or noticed, and that it's hard to miss.

In scientific research, evident refers to the facts, data or observations that support or disprove a theory or a hypothesis, it's used to indicate that something is proven or established.

In general, the term implies that there is something that is clearly visible, obvious, or apparent, whether it's a fact, an event, or a physical characteristic, and that it's easily seen or noticed, and that it can be used to support or disprove a theory or a hypothesis.

Example sentences containing evident

1. The solution was evident once the problem was fully understood.
2. It was evident that he had put a lot of effort into the project.
3. The benefits of the program were evident in the results.
4. The evidence was evident in the documents provided.
5. It was evident that the company was in financial trouble.
6. The progress made was evident in the meeting.

History and etymology of evident

The adjective 'evident' shares its etymological roots with the noun 'evidence' and derives from the Latin word 'evidentem,' which is the accusative form of 'evidens.' 'Evidens' is a combination of 'e,' meaning 'out,' and 'videns,' the present participle of 'videre,' which means 'to see.' Therefore, 'evident' originally meant 'that which is seen out or clearly.' In its original Latin context, it referred to something that was visually or conspicuously apparent, making it obvious and clear to the observer. As Latin influence spread into English and other languages, 'evident' retained its core meaning of something that is clearly visible, obvious, or apparent, emphasizing the notion of perceptibility and clarity. Today, when we describe something as 'evident,' we are emphasizing its unmistakable and readily observable nature, reflecting the word's etymology rooted in the concept of visual clarity.

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Further usage examples of evident

1. The mistake was evident after reviewing the data.
2. The difference in quality was evident when comparing the two products.
3. The signs of wear and tear were evident on the old building.
4. The improvement was evident in the student's grades.
5. The cause of the malfunction was evident after an examination.
6. It is evident that the sky will clear up soon after the storm.
7. Her dedication to the project is evident in her meticulous work.
8. The evident truth is that practice leads to improvement.
9. The damage caused by the earthquake is evident in the rubble.
10. It's evident that good communication is key to a healthy relationship.
11. The joy on their faces was evident when they reunited.
12. The benefits of regular exercise are evident in her physique.
13. His evident enthusiasm for the subject made the lecture engaging.
14. The evident solution to this problem requires careful consideration.
15. The evident flaws in the plan need to be addressed urgently.
16. The evident talent of the young artist impressed everyone.
17. The evident danger of the situation demanded immediate action.
18. The evident kindness of strangers restored my faith in humanity.
19. The evident success of the company is due to its innovative ideas.
20. It's evident that technology has transformed our lives dramatically.
21. The evident potential of renewable energy sources is promising.
22. Her evident leadership skills made her the team captain.
23. The evident beauty of the landscape left me speechless.
24. The evident intelligence of the child was remarkable.
25. The evident happiness in their marriage was contagious.



obvious, unclear, hidden, obscure


Insight and Intrigue, Certainty and Conviction, Clarity and Candor, Insight and Intelligence

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