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What is an evidence relation?

 

Definition
 

An evidence relation is a logical relation in which a proposition(s) are intended to increase the addressee's assurance of another proposition(s).

Example (English)
 
  • It must be cold outside; the pond is frozen over.
  • Generic
      An evidence relation is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Mann and Thompson 1987b 10

     

    Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981 106–107

     

    Dijk 1981 171–172

     

    Fleming 1988 192–193


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