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discovery

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discovery

  1. 1 the act or process of sighting or learning the existence of something for the first time <the discovery of a new species of starfish> Synonyms detection, finding, spotting, unearthing Related Words awareness, espial, notice; disclosure, exposure, revelation, uncovering, unveiling; creation, invention; exploration; rediscovery Near Antonyms disappearance, loss; concealment, hiding

  2. 2 something discovered <his many zoological discoveries include several species of birds> Synonyms find Related Words pay dirt, strike, treasure trove; breakthrough





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