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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. evidence which is positive or not inferential; -- opposed to circumstantial evidence, or indirect evidence. -- This distinction, however, is merely formal, since there is no direct evidence that is not circumstantial, or dependent on circumstances for its credibility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute

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