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Dictionary Definition

evince v : give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn: express, show]

User Contributed Dictionary



From evincer (old spelling of évincer), from evincere, "to conquer entirely, to prevail over, to prove exhaustively," from e- (an intesifier) + vincere, "to conquer."


/"i.vIns/ or /"I.vIns/ or /"E.vIns/


  1. To show or demonstrate clearly; to manifest.
    Common sense and experience must and will evince the truth of this. - South

Derived terms


to show or demonstrate clearly




Extensive Definition

Evince is a document viewer for both PDF and PostScript documents for the GNOME desktop environment. The goal of Evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on GNOME with a single, simple application.
Evince has been included in GNOME since GNOME 2.12, released on 7 September 2005. It is written mainly in C, with a small part (the code that interfaces with poppler) written in C++.
Released under the GNU General Public License, Evince is free software.


Evince began as a rewrite of GPdf, which most people thought was getting unwieldy to maintain. In a short period of time it surpassed the functionality of GPdf. GPdf and GGV, the default Postscript viewer in GNOME, are no longer maintained.


  • Search: Integrated search that displays the number of results found and highlights the results on the page.
  • Page thumbnails: Thumbnails of pages show quick reference for page navigation within a document. Evince's thumbnails are available in the left sidebar of the viewer.
  • Page indexing: For documents that support indexes Evince gives the option of showing the document index for quick moving from one section to another.
  • Selection: Evince allows selecting text in PDF files.
  • Dual: Evince may show two pages (left, right) at a time.

Supported document formats

Evince supports many different single and multipage document formats. Here is the list of formats that are currently supported.

Built-in support

Optional support

Possible or planned to support

See also


External links

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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