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Word/Concept/Term: evidence Definition: the available facts and information pointing to whether a claim is correct or true Examples: 1) DNA evidence is commonly used in court to prove that a parent is biologically related to his/her child. 2) Many documents are no longer able to be used as evidence due to the emergence of photoshop. 3) Types of evidence commonly used by government regulatory agencies include DNA and fingerprints. Facts/Characteristics: comes from the Latin "evidentia", noun Non-examples: 1) There was evidence of her psychotic behavior because she wrote a horror story. 2) antonym: disprove
Word/concept/term: quoting definition: copy words from a text or from speech with an indication that one is not the original producer of this copy examples: Influential speakers are commonly heard quoting famous, inspiring leaders in their speeches. Many students use the act of quoting to provide evidence for their research papers. Facts: from medieval Latin, "quotare", verb nonfacts: She quoted herself in her research paper. antonym: plagiarizing
Word/concept/term: attribution definition: process people use to explain events and behaviors, usually of others examples: a genuine respect for one another is one of the most commonly cited attributions of a happily married couple; attribution can be used to compare quality Facts/characteristics: noun; first known use was in 1651; synonym: characteristic nonfacts: bad sentence- Attribution was used to find the cause of the hurricane.
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