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discovery

Noun

1 the act of discovering something [syn: find, uncovering]
2 something that is discovered
3 a productive insight [syn: breakthrough, find]
4 (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

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Pronunciation

  • (US)
    • /dɪsˈkʌvəˌri/
    • /dIs"kVv@%ri/
  • /dəsˈk͉ʌv(ə)ˌɹi/ (CanE)
  • Audio (CA)

Noun

  1. Something discovered.
    This latest discovery should eventually lead to much better treatments for disease.
  2. The discovering of new things.
    The purpose of the voyage was discovery.
  3. In the context of "law|uncountable": A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The prosecution moved to supress certain items turned up during discovery.
  4. In the context of "law|uncountable": Materials revealed to the opposing party during the pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The defense argued that the plaintiff's discovery was inadequate.

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Translations

something discovered
the discovering of new things

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discovery in Czech: Discovery
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discovery in Spanish: Discovery (desambiguación)
discovery in French: Discovery
discovery in Korean: 디스커버리
discovery in Indonesian: Discovery
discovery in Italian: Discovery
discovery in Hebrew: דיסקברי
discovery in Dutch: Discovery
discovery in Japanese: ディスカバリー
discovery in Norwegian: Discovery
discovery in Polish: Discovery
discovery in Russian: Discovery
discovery in Slovenian: Discovery
discovery in Serbo-Croatian: Discovery
discovery in Finnish: Discovery
discovery in Swedish: Discovery
discovery in Turkish: Discovery
discovery in Chinese: 发现

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