finding

noun
find·​ing | \ ˈfīn-diŋ How to pronounce finding (audio) \

Definition of finding

1a : the act of one that finds
2 findings plural : small tools and supplies used by an artisan (such as a dressmaker, jeweler, or shoemaker)
3a : the result of a judicial examination or inquiry
b : the results of an investigation usually used in plural

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Examples of finding in a Sentence

She published her findings in a medical journal. The evidence supported a finding of unfair bias.

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This support may be a response to findings that most African-Americans support policy for reparations, and Black voters are one of the most important demographics for the Democratic party. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Georgetown Students Vote to Pay Reparations to Aid Descendants of Enslaved People Sold by the University," 12 Apr. 2019 Such findings have been echoed in other studies, as well. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Prince Harry Should Take an Extended Paternity Leave," 5 Apr. 2019 And the big winner in today's findings is Baby Sussex, a.k.a. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Baby Sussex's Gifts From Australian Fans Include 11 Stuffed Koalas and Three Boomerangs," 5 Apr. 2019 The researchers’ findings were limited to babies’ sleep duration, not on what is nutritionally best for babies. Rita Giordano, Philly.com, "Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents?," 11 July 2018 In addition, scientists often uncover mutations or other findings that have questionable medical significance to an individual. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "Report advocates broader return of research results," 10 July 2018 Both parties are readjusting their aims and strategies in the post-probe landscape, pivoting to health care and other issues that are more important for many voters, even with Mueller’s full findings still unknown. Laurie Kellman, The Seattle Times, "Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia," 27 Mar. 2019 The paper discussing the study's findings has been published in the journal Advanced Materials. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Solar-Powered Hydrogel Collects Clean Water Out of Thin Air," 14 Mar. 2019 Vitaly Kamluk tweeted photos of his finding, which drew a fair amount of engagement online. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Two Major Airlines Admit to Undisclosed Cameras in Aircraft Entertainment Systems," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of finding

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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finding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of finding

: a legal decision
: the results of an investigation

finding

noun
find·​ing | \ ˈfīn-diŋ\

Kids Definition of finding

1 : the decision of a court
2 : the results of an investigation

finding

noun
find·​ing

Legal Definition of finding

: a determination resulting from judicial or administrative examination or inquiry (as at trial) especially into matters of fact as embodied in the verdict of a jury or decision of a court, referee, or administrative body or officer also  usually plural : a written statement of such determinations — see also factfinding — compare decision, holding, opinion, ruling
finding of fact
: a determination made by the trier of fact as to a factual issue based on the evidence presented in a case

Note: Conclusions of law are based on findings of fact.

finding of law
: a court's determination of the law as applied to a case : conclusion of law
general finding
: a finding that the facts in general support a judgment in favor of one of the parties
special finding
: a finding setting out the ultimate facts upon which the court's judgment is based

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