noun dis·cov·ery \dis-ˈkə-v(ə-)rē\

: the act of finding or learning something for the first time : the act of discovering something

: something seen or learned for the first time : something discovered

plural dis·cov·er·ies

Full Definition of DISCOVERY

a :  the act or process of discovering
b (1) archaic :  disclosure
(2) obsolete :  display
c obsolete :  exploration
:  something discovered
:  the usually pretrial disclosure of pertinent facts or documents by one or both parties to a legal action or proceeding

Examples of DISCOVERY

  1. Scientists announced the discovery of a new species of plant.
  2. Her research led to a number of important discoveries about the disease.
  3. Reporters made the shocking discovery that the governor had been unfaithful to his wife.
  4. the discovery of pollution in the river
  5. the discovery of a talented musician
  6. sailors during the age of discovery
  7. It was one of the most important discoveries in the history of medicine.

First Known Use of DISCOVERY


Rhymes with DISCOVERY

DISCOVERIES Defined for Kids


noun dis·cov·ery \di-ˈskəv-ə-rē, -ˈskəv-rē\
plural dis·cov·er·ies

Definition of DISCOVERY for Kids

:  an act of finding out or learning of for the first time <Experiments led to their discovery of the cure.>
:  something found or learned of for the first time <a recent discovery>


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