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[fahyn-ding]
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noun
  1. the act of a person or thing that finds; discovery.
  2. Often findings. something that is found or ascertained.
  3. Law. a decision or verdict after judicial inquiry.
  4. findings, tools, materials, etc., used by artisans.
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Origin of finding

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see find, -ing1
Related formsnon·find·ing, noun
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finding

noun
  1. a thing that is found or discovered
  2. law the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict
  3. (plural) US the tools and equipment of an artisan
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Word Origin and History for findings

finding

n.

c.1300, "an abandoned child," verbal noun from find (v.). Cf. foundling. Later, "a discovery; that which is found out" (1590s). Meaning "result of a judicial examination" is from 1859. Related: Findings.

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