finding

noun
find·​ing | \ ˈfīn-diŋ \

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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But scientists are probing further into its potential effects on heart health, including some other findings in the recent large study. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Fish Oil: Hunting for Evidence to Tip the Scales," 2 Jan. 2019 There were similar findings in 2017, which also had a lot of high-profile mass shootings. German Lopez, Vox, "How the Parkland shooting changed America’s gun debate," 26 Dec. 2018 For guidance, @max_energy @samthernstrom & I reviewed 40 academic studies charting course to a decarbonized power system & synthesized findings in a paper just published in the journal Joule. David Roberts, Vox, "The Green New Deal, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 While physicists are hard at work hunting magnetic monopoles, decades-old findings suggest we may already have stumbled upon them. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018 This finding came after a Title IX investigation conducted within the school in which there were reportedly 22 complainants. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Women Speak Out About Former Northwestern Professor Alec Klein's Alleged Sexual Harassment," 23 Aug. 2018 But they were stoked Monday after the university released findings from its own investigation and forced out its longtime business school dean, Moshe Porat, who had led the school for more than two decades. Susan Snyder, Philly.com, "In wake of biz school scandal, Temple faces more scrutiny for data falsification," 11 July 2018 The Kaiser poll's findings largely match results in others surveys on the topic, regardless of question wording or polling organization conducting the research. Hannah Fingerhut, The Christian Science Monitor, "Poll: Americans have relatively high confidence in Supreme Court," 10 July 2018 The company said the falsification problems ultimately did not affect fuel-economy findings. BostonGlobe.com, "Granite City Electric Supply to pay more than $2.3m to settle overbilling charges," 10 July 2018

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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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