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finding

[ fahyn-ding ]
/ ˈfaɪn dɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that finds; discovery.
Often findings. something that is found or ascertained.
Law. a decision or verdict after judicial inquiry.
findings, tools, materials, etc., used by artisans.

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Origin of finding

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see find, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM finding

non·find·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for finding

finding
/ (ˈfaɪndɪŋ) /

noun

a thing that is found or discovered
law the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict
(plural) US the tools and equipment of an artisan
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