discovery

[ dih-skuhv-uh-ree ]
/ dɪˈskʌv ə ri /

noun, plural dis·cov·er·ies.

the act or an instance of discovering.
something discovered.
Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents.
(initial capital letter, italics) U.S. Aerospace. the third space shuttle to orbit and return to earth.

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Origin of discovery

First recorded in 1545–55; discover + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM discovery

non·dis·cov·er·y, noun, plural non·dis·cov·er·ies.pre·dis·cov·er·y, noun, plural pre·dis·cov·er·ies.re·dis·cov·er·y, noun, plural re·dis·cov·er·ies.self-dis·cov·er·y, noun, plural self·-dis·cov·er·ies.
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British Dictionary definitions for rediscovery (1 of 2)

rediscovery
/ (ˌriːdɪˈskʌvərɪ) /

noun plural -ies

the act, process, or an instance of discovering (something) again

British Dictionary definitions for rediscovery (2 of 2)

discovery
/ (dɪˈskʌvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

the act, process, or an instance of discovering
a person, place, or thing that has been discovered
law the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
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