prediscovery

adjective
pre·​dis·​cov·​ery | \ ˌprē-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce prediscovery (audio) \
variants: or pre-discovery

Definition of prediscovery

: existing or occurring before discovery: such as
a : existing or occurring before the discovery of an astronomical object found a prediscovery photograph of the comet searched for reports of pre-discovery sightings
b law : occurring or existing prior to discovery (see discovery sense 3) in a lawsuit First, pre-discovery summary judgment motions are usually premature and hence disfavored.Bourbeau v. Jonathan Woodner Co., 600 F. Supp. 2d 1 (2009)

First Known Use of prediscovery

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Prediscovery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prediscovery. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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