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[ev-i-den-shuh l] /ˌɛv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl/
noting, pertaining to, serving as, or based on evidence.
Origin of evidential
1600-10; < Latin ēvidenti(a) (see evidence) + -al1
Related forms
evidentially, adverb
nonevidential, adjective
unevidential, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for evidentially
Historical Examples
  • His book is evidentially valuable only to close the question.

    Devil-Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite
  • There had evidentially been not more than a half dozen of the monsters in the beginning.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • Some objective, evidentially concurrent support and confirmation of the confession is required.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • evidentially in single combat with equal weapons he would have been a match for twenty of us.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • Something must evidentially be done to satisfy his honour, and Francis I. unwillingly gave orders for the bombardment of Nice.

  • In his opening words he made no attempt to conceal the weakness of the defense, evidentially considered.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for evidentially


relating to, serving as, or based on evidence
Derived Forms
evidentially, adverb
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