You need several pieces of evidence to prove a hypothesis. Each individual piece of evidence may not be enough — on its own — to prove the assertion. A proof comprises all the pieces of evidence taken together.

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Introduction (from Wikipedia) Evidence in its broadest sense includes everything that is used to determine or demonstrate the truth of an assertion. When all the evidence combined conclusively shows the truth of an assertion, it is called proof.
Proves the assertion An individual piece of evidence may not conclusively prove an assertion. By definition, a proof establishes the truth of an assertion.

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