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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 ?
Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries which I hoped to make.
These discoveries immediately determined us to abandon a place which had presented no inducement for us to remain, except the promise of security; and as we looked about us for the means of ascending again into the upper regions, we at last found a practicable part of the rock, and half an hour's toil carried us to the summit of the same cliff from which the preceding evening we had descended.
And I naturally expected to make far more interesting discoveries in this room.
His countenance was coldly expressive, with regular features, and a large nose--one of those noses that resemble the prow of a ship, and stamp the faces of men predestined to accomplish great discoveries.
In the meanwhile she would be glad to know, before beginning the final chapters of her narrative, whether she may be permitted to make her humble contribution complete, by availing herself of the light which later discoveries have thrown on the mystery of the Moonstone.
His colleagues, after their first disappointment at being beaten, joined forces with Professor Bumper in exploring the old city, and made many valuable discoveries.