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discovery

noun

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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

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2 something discovered
  • his many zoological discoveries include several species of birds

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The first known use of discovery was in 1529

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“Discovery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discovery. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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