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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