[ fahyn-ding ]
See synonyms for: findingfindings on

  1. the act of a person or thing that finds; discovery.

  2. Often findings. something that is found or ascertained.

  1. Law. a decision or verdict after judicial inquiry.

  2. findings, tools, materials, etc., used by artisans.

Origin of finding

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English; find + -ing1

Other words from finding

  • non·find·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use finding in a sentence

  • The more characteristic findings in certain disorders are suggested here.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • Even when repeated examinations are made, the laboratory findings must never be considered apart from the clinical signs.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • The clinical picture is hence more significant than the microscopic findings.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • Synaptic cells summed and integrated, cancelled and compared and with saucy assurance sent the findings on toward Cumulative.

    We're Friends, Now | Henry Hasse
  • And, therefore, the result of one person's findings is worthy the same consideration as those of another.

    Tyranny of God | Joseph Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for finding


/ (ˈfaɪndɪŋ) /

  1. a thing that is found or discovered

  2. law the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict

  1. (plural) US the tools and equipment of an artisan

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