Definition of finding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪndɪŋ/


1 [mass noun] The action of finding someone or something: a local doctor reported the finding of numerous dead rats
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  • Soldiers who reached an isolated village in Aurora province reported finding about 100 dead.
  • Not all of those considered at risk were alerted to the anthrax connection at the same time, some finding out through media reports up to four days later.
  • She immediately reported her finding to a supermarket security guard.
2 (often findings) Information discovered as the result of an inquiry or investigation: the researchers' findings were published in Nature
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  • The Inquiry will publish the findings from the survey on its website in August.
  • Several investment institutions are pressing it to publish the finding of its inquiry.
  • Information on findings must be shared with the international academic community.
2.1 Law A verdict or decision made by a judge or jury.
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  • The judge made a finding that the appellant was negligent because he threw a ball for his dog close to where the respondent was standing.
  • Before we come to the words used, I set out the judge's findings on malice.
  • Does it do no more than permit but not require a finding of negligence?
conclusion, result;
decision, verdict, pronouncement, judgement, ruling, rule, decree, order, recommendation, resolution;
Law  determination;
North American  resolve
3 (findings) North American Small articles or tools used in making garments, shoes, or jewellery.

Words that rhyme with finding


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