noun (plural discoveries)
- 1The action or process of discovering or being discovered: the discovery of the body he made some startling discoveriesMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A person or thing discovered: the drug is not a new discoveryMore example sentences
find, finding; invention, breakthrough, innovation
- 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.
- 2 Law The compulsory disclosure, by a party to an action, of relevant documents referred to by the other party.More example sentences
- 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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