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Conclusive evidence

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conclusive evidence See under Circumstantial Conclusive, etc.
    • Conclusive evidence (Law) that of which, from its nature, the law allows no contradiction or explanation.
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Quotations

  • Ann Landers
    Ann%20Landers
    “Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”

Usage

In literature:

The evidence that flies carry and spread the deadly germs of cholera is most conclusive.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
It was the conclusive evidence of the O'Connell temper.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
However improbable it may seem that so great an amount of rock should have disappeared, evidence is conclusive.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
The evidence in support of the nebulous origin of the solar system, if not conclusive, is of much weight and importance.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
These conclusions to which he came were natural, and were based on self-evident truths.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Others, not yet classed as insane, as year by year goes by, give only too conclusive evidence that reason is becoming unsettled.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
In harmony with these conclusions is the evidence afforded by the mosaics found in the church.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
He and this little scientist from Washington had evidently arrived at some momentous conclusion regarding the enemy.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Besides, his conclusions were evidently accurate.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
That portion of the internal evidence in the article before us which depends on style and manner, seems very conclusive indeed.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
And in conclusion spoke with evident alarm.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
It is inexact enough, if we are entirely honest, to force us to hold our conclusions with an open mind ready to admit new evidence.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Yet, as I have attempted to show, the evidence of history points conclusively to the fact that the contrary is the case.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst
On neither side, therefore, is the evidence conclusive.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
This evidence, in Upper Canada, was accepted as conclusive.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
The evidence is conclusive that palaeozoic verse-makers wandered over those hills in bygone ages.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
Little by little she recalled all the evidence to strengthen her conclusion.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
This was conclusive evidence to the village Dogberries that he was a traitor and an aristocrat.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
The chain of evidence was complete and conclusive.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
Nevertheless the case of the migrant did not, by itself, afford sufficient evidence upon which to base any conclusion.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
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In news:

Is This Conclusive Evidence of a Housing Turnaround.
Troops have yet to turn up conclusive evidence that Iraq was maintaining a nuclear, biological or chemical (NBC) arsenal.
As his body was exhumed earlier today to look for more conclusive evidence of poisoning, the following is an update of that post.
One might possibly draw the conclusion that a Republican congress coupled with a Democratic president is a recipe for spending control, but there is no evidence at all that the opposite is true.
A good scholar is prized for multilingual fluency, doggedness, a pedant's delight in small corrections, and a refusal to draw a conclusion unless it is based upon evidence sifted according to a rigorous precedent.
Paperwork might have been a problem at times, but all the evidence points to this conclusion — Jane is a natural teacher.
But many have tried, and failed, to find conclusive evidence before.
After years of studying scientific research and compiling anecdotal evidence, I have reached a conclusion: Middle age begins at 47.
Researchers analyze a diminutive forelimb bone, calling it conclusive evidence that a tiny mammoth resided on the Greek island.
Erroneous conclusions, and medical harm, can come from accepting any hypothesis uncritically, and growing evidence indicates that treatments based on disorder hypotheses for depression do cause harm.
After years of research, the conclusion shows no scientific evidence that homosexuals are born that way.
One of the researchers said there is no conclusive evidence that Koshik understands the sounds he makes, although the elephant does respond to words like "anja" and "nuwo.
Frontline sometimes comes on like a multimedia prosecutor, revealing the evidence in pictures, voices and logic, and driving toward a conclusion.
'Conclusive evidence' that F-22 pilot over Alaska did not survive training mission crash.
But the department added that if additional or new evidence were to emerge, it could reach a different conclusion about prosecuting Goldman.
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In science:

This makes sense since no lack of evidence can ever prove conclusively that an event occurring in a given bin is impossible—just less probable.
Optimal Data-Based Binning for Histograms
At present, it is fair to say that no conclusive evidence exists for the acceleration of protons in SNRs.
TeV Astrophysics, A Review
One of the evidences they cited in support of this conclusion is the steeper slope between mean [Fe/H] and mass for the SWPs compared to the control stars.
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
In conclusion, we have shown that it is possible to interpret the HyperCP observation as evidence for a light Higgs boson, although it is not easy to arrange this in a model.
Light Higgs Production in Hyperon Decay
There are at least two independent pieces of experimental evidence supporting this conclusion.
X-ray obscuration in local Universe AGN
In § 6.3, we examine this conclusion in view of the solar-wind evidence and of the fact that the equations for the compressive modes become linear in the Lagrangian frame associated with the Alfvénic turbulence.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Conclusion: There exists ample experimental evidence in pairs of isospin-reflected b → s penguin-dominated decays that potential NP amplitudes must be small.
CP violation in beauty decays
Preliminary analysis of HST imaging provides supporting evidence for this conclusion, in that the bulge luminosities are low compared to what would be expected from the MBH estimates.
Conference Summary: The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Then Φ(G) = ag(G) and the conclusion is evident.
Misere quotients for impartial games: Supplementary material
Then Φ(G) = ag(G) and the conclusion is evident.
Misere quotients for impartial games: Supplementary material
Thus, the violation of the inequality (2) with the correlator C substituted by CM does not provide a conclusive evidence for quantum entanglement generation at any finite temperature.
Finite-temperature Bell test for quasiparticle entanglement in the Fermi sea
Conclusive evidence for the latter scenario would be of momentous importance for the theory of cosmic-ray origin, because it would constitute the first direct evidence for the acceleration of protons in SNRs.
Arguments against a dominantly hadronic origin of the VHE radiation from the supernova remnant RX J1713-3946
In conclusion, Dembski’s approach is speculative and there is no evidence that it offers anything from a scientific point of view.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
We will see more evidence for this conclusion below.
R-symmetric Gauge Mediation and the MRSSM
However, until recently there was no conclusive evidence that dark matter really exists.
High Energy Phenomena In The Universe
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