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dis·cov·er·y

 (dĭ-skŭv′ə-rē)
n. pl. dis·cov·er·ies
1. The act or an instance of discovering.
2. Something discovered.
3. Law The compulsory disclosure to the opposing party of factual information or documents relevant to a lawsuit prior to trial.

discovery

(dɪˈskʌvərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. the act, process, or an instance of discovering
2. a person, place, or thing that has been discovered
3. (Law) law the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his or her possession

dis•cov•er•y

(dɪˈskʌv ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the act or an instance of discovering.
2. something discovered.
3. Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discovery - the act of discovering somethingdiscovery - the act of discovering something  
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
tracing - the discovery and description of the course of development of something; "the tracing of genealogies"
espial, spotting, catching, detection, spying - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
self-discovery - discovering your own individuality
breakthrough - making an important discovery
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
rediscovery - the act of discovering again
2.discovery - something that is discovered
disclosure, revealing, revelation - the speech act of making something evident
3.discovery - a productive insightdiscovery - a productive insight      
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
4.discovery - (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
disclosure, revealing, revelation - the speech act of making something evident
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

discovery

noun
1. finding out, news, announcement, revelation, disclosure, realization the discovery that his wife was HIV positive
3. breakthrough, find, finding, development, advance, leap, coup, invention, step forward, godsend, quantum leap In that year, two momentous discoveries were made.
4. finding, turning up, locating, revelation, uncovering, disclosure, detection, unearthing, espial the discovery of a mass grave in the south-west of the country
Quotations
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought" [Albert von Szent-Györgyi The Scientist Speculates]

discovery

noun
Something that has been discovered:
Translations
إكْتِشاف
objevzjištění
findeopdageopdagelse
uppgötvun
odkritje

discovery

[dɪsˈkʌvərɪ] N
1. (= finding) [of new country, drug, talent] → descubrimiento m
2. (= thing or person found) → descubrimiento m

discovery

[dɪˈskʌvəri] n
(= finding) [treasure, manuscript, relic] → découverte f; [cure, continent, phenomenon] → découverte f
to make a discovery → faire une découverte
the discovery that ... → la découverte du fait que ...
(= thing discovered) → découverte f

discovery

nEntdeckung f

discovery

[dɪsˈkʌvrɪ] nscoperta

discover

(disˈkavə) verb
1. to find by chance, especially for the first time. Columbus discovered America; Marie Curie discovered radium.
2. to find out. Try to discover what's going on!
disˈcoveryplural disˈcoveries noun
a voyage of discovery; She made several startling discoveries.

We discover something that existed but was not yet known: He discovered a cave .
We invent something that was not in existence: They invented a new machine .

discovery

n. descubrimiento, revelación.
References in classic literature ?
You do know her, and she helps you better than anyone else could," answered Laurie, looking at her with such mischievous meaning in his merry black eyes that Beth suddenly turned very red, and hid her face in the sofa cushion, quite overcome by such an unexpected discovery.
On the evening when he made the discovery the minister sat at the desk in the dusty room from nine until after eleven and when her light was put out stumbled out of the church to spend two more hours walking and praying in the streets.
He left just as Mary and the professor were drawing a map so the professor could indicate where he had once made a big discovery.
The warrior in the oak had maintained a quick, though ineffectual fire, from the moment of his discovery.
She was the more inclined to devotion from the grim aspect of the chamber and its furniture, especially the tall, stiff chairs; one of which stood close by her bedside, and looked as if some old-fashioned personage had been sitting there all night, and had vanished only just in season to escape discovery.
The discovery was soon made, I imagine, that the new Surveyor had no great harm in him.
If it was a question of a scare, my discovery on this occasion had scared me more than any other, and it was in the condition of nerves produced by it that I made my actual inductions.
After its first blunder-born discovery by a Dutchman, all other ships long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there.
What had made the discovery all the more painful was that they were spending, at American prices, money which they had earned at home rates of wages--and so were really being cheated by the world
It will be a satisfaction to some mother, also, to state, that some inquiries, which were set on foot by Madame de Thoux, have resulted recently in the discovery of Cassy's son.
I do not know that this higher knowledge amounts to anything more definite than a novel and grand surprise on a sudden revelation of the insufficiency of all that we called Knowledge before--a discovery that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.
The first discovery I made was that the beauty of the lake had not been exaggerated.