Definition of discoverer in English:


Line breaks: dis|cov¦er¦er
Pronunciation: /dɪˈskʌv(ə)rə(r)


  • 1The first person to find or explore a place.
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    • Some of the first pulsar planet discoveries were later retracted by their discoverers.
    • The first discoverers of the Solomon Islands were the island peoples themselves.
    • The discoverers of Mt Morgan, Qld, in 1882 were gamblers who searched where others passed by.
  • 1.1The first person to find or observe a substance or scientific phenomenon: many chemical processes are named after their original discoverers
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    • In particular, she wants Matthew to be the discoverer of a form of infinite free energy.
    • He, in fact, was the discoverer of the world's longest worm.
    • In Germany around 1952, Otto Hahn, the discoverer of fission, was asked by reporters about the feasibility of fusion.

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