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discovery

[dih-skuhv-uh-ree] /dɪˈskʌv ə ri/
noun, plural discoveries.
1.
the act or an instance of discovering.
2.
something discovered.
3.
Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents.
4.
(initial capital letter, italics) U.S. Aerospace. the third space shuttle to orbit and return to earth.
Origin of discovery
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; discover + -y3
Related forms
nondiscovery, noun, plural nondiscoveries.
prediscovery, noun, plural prediscoveries.
rediscovery, noun, plural rediscoveries.
self-discovery, noun, plural self-discoveries.
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  • The rediscovery of the Aristotelian biology is a modern thing.

  • We may mark four stages in the rediscovery of Greek sculpture.

  • Not least of these was the rediscovery of the Seven Mines of Siberia.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • In other words, in all creation there is a rediscovery, just as in all discovery there is creation.

    The Complex Vision John Cowper Powys
  • It may be the response to a rediscovery of ancient beauty, as in the Renaissance.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • The fame he had achieved by the rediscovery of Monterey was not of his choosing.

British Dictionary definitions for rediscovery

rediscovery

/ˌriːdɪˈskʌvərɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
the act, process, or an instance of discovering (something) again

discovery

/dɪˈskʌvərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the act, process, or an instance of discovering
2.
a person, place, or thing that has been discovered
3.
(law) the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
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Word Origin and History for rediscovery
n.

1747, from re- + discovery.

discovery

n.

1550s, "fact of discovering;" see discover + -y (1). Earlier in this sense was discovering (mid-14c.). Meaning "that which is discovered" is from 1630s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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