hard evidence


hard evidence
real and significant proof

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • hard — [hɑːd ǁ hɑːrd] adjective 1. hard facts/​numbers information based on things that can be measured, rather than feelings or opinions: • Investors are again showing respect for hard numbers like quarterly earnings. • We have to separate the myths… …   Financial and business terms

  • hard — hard1 W1S1 [ha:d US ha:rd] adj comparative harder superlative hardest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm to touch)¦ 2¦(difficult)¦ 3¦(work/effort)¦ 4¦(full of problems)¦ 5 be hard on somebody 6 be hard on something 7 do something the hard way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • evidence */*/*/ — UK [ˈevɪd(ə)ns] / US [ˈevɪdəns] noun [uncountable] Get it right: evidence: Evidence is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it is never used in the plural ▪  it never comes after an or a number Wrong: You need to balance the evidences from both sides …   English dictionary

  • hard — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)d[/t]] ♦ harder, hardest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is hard is very firm and stiff to touch and is not easily bent, cut, or broken. He shuffled his feet on the hard wooden floor... Something cold and hard pressed into the back of his …   English dictionary

  • hard — 1 adjective FIRM TO TOUCH 1 firm and stiff, and difficult to press down, break, or cut: Diamond is the hardest substance known to man. | The plums are much too hard to be eaten now. | The chairs in the waiting room felt hard and uncomfortable.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • evidence — ev|i|dence1 [ evıdəns ] noun uncount *** 1. ) facts or physical signs that help to prove something: Evidence shows that global warming is definitely occurring. evidence of: Doctors found no evidence of infection. evidence that: There is some… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard — hard1 [ hard ] adjective *** ▸ 1 firm & not easy to break ▸ 2 difficult to do ▸ 3 full of problems ▸ 4 strong & not frightened ▸ 5 unkind/cruel ▸ 6 with much physical force ▸ 7 about water ▸ 8 winter/frost: severe ▸ 9 facts, etc.: can be proved ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard */*/*/ — I UK [hɑː(r)d] / US [hɑrd] adjective Word forms hard : adjective hard comparative harder superlative hardest 1) stiff, firm, and not easy to bend or break hard wooden benches The plastic was chosen because it is very hard and durable. 2) a)… …   English dictionary

  • hard — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English heard; akin to Old High German hart hard, Greek kratos strength Date: before 12th century 1. a. not easily penetrated ; not easily yielding to pressure b. of cheese not capable of being… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Evidence-based management — (EBMgt) is an emerging movement to explicitly use the current, best evidence in management decision making. Its roots are in evidence based medicine, a quality movement to apply the scientific method to medical practice. Evidence based management …   Wikipedia


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