Definition of discovery
- the discovery of a lost city
Scientists announced the discovery of a new species of plant.
Her research led to a number of important discoveries about the disease.
Reporters made the shocking discovery that the governor had been unfaithful to his wife.
the discovery of pollution in the river
the discovery of a talented musician
sailors during the age of discovery
It was one of the most important discoveries in the history of medicine.
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: 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
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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