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Meaning of DISCOVERY

Pronunciation:  di'skuvuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of discovering something
  2. [n]  a productive insight
  3. [n]  something that is discovered
  4. [n]  (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case

DISCOVERY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: breakthrough, find, find, uncovering
 See Also: brainstorm, brainwave, breakthrough, catching, deed, detection, determination, disclosure, effort, espial, exploit, feat, finding, insight, rediscovery, revealing, revelation, self-discovery, spotting, spying



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*cov"er*y\, n.; pl. {Discoveries}.
1. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open;
   showing; as, the discovery of a plot.

2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is
   bound to make a full discovery of his assets.

         In the clear discoveries of the next [world].

3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown
   or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation
   of the blood.

         A brilliant career of discovery and conquest.

         We speak of the ``invention'' of printing, the
         discovery of America.                 --Trench.

4. That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the
   first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties
   of the magnet were an important discovery.

5. Exploration; examination. [Obs.]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a discovery in your dream means that you may be entering into a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The name given pretrial devices for obtaining facts and information about the case.
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