Definition of proven adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proven

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈpruːvn//
 
, BrE//ˈprəʊvn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊvn//
 
[only before noun] Job skills and personal qualities
 
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  • tested and shown to be true a student of proven ability It is a proven fact that fluoride strengthens growing teeth. see also prove opposite unproven See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
  • Word Familyprove verb (disprove)proof nounproven adjective (unproven)Extra examples The juice is clinically proven to reduce cholesterol. a scientifically proven method for increasing stamina The award will be presented to a student of proven ability. The candidate should have a proven track record of handling large projects.Idioms (in Scottish law) a verdict (= decision) at a trial that there is not enough evidence to show that somebody is guilty or innocent, and that they must be set free See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
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