There are 2 definitions of discovery in English:


Syllabification: dis·cov·er·y
Pronunciation: /disˈkəvərē

noun (plural discoveries)

  • 1The action or process of discovering or being discovered: the discovery of the body he made some startling discoveries
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    • Part of the wonder of this lace construction for us is the process of discovery involved in locating each figure.
    • He believes it happened through a gradual process of scientific discovery.
    • It was a little scary, too, because I knew that it would be an entirely new process of discovery.
    finding, location, uncovering, unearthingrealization, recognition; revelation, disclosureinvention, origination, devising; pioneering
  • 1.1A person or thing discovered: the drug is not a new discovery
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    • For a reviewer for whom he is a recent discovery, that is excellent news.
    • So they patent their products, which have to be novel and cannot be simply a discovery - that is, simply a bit of nature.
    • I don't know if this is a new discovery, but I've never seen it elsewhere.
    find, finding; invention, breakthrough, innovation
  • 2 Law The compulsory disclosure, by a party to an action, of relevant documents referred to by the other party.
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    • A party has inherent right to be present at the examination for discovery of the opposite party.
    • The documents relating to this shipment were disclosed on discovery.
    • Once an action has commenced, discovery from the other parties is possible under the rules of court.


mid 16th century: from discover, on the pattern of the pair recover, recovery.

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Line breaks: Dis|cov¦ery
Pronunciation: /dɪˈskʌv(ə)ri/

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  • A dessert apple of a variety with crisp flesh and bright red skin.

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