V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the finding out about something previously unknown; 2. something newly discovered or found out; 3. in law, a pretrial disclosure of facts or documents

Synonyms: finding, ascertainment, detection, uncovering, revelation, disclosure


Tips: The word discovery is commonly used in place of "a finding." In law, discovery is a pretrial disclosure of information by one or both parties. Discovery can also be used in business when discussing the preparation phase prior to starting a project.

Usage Examples:

What a wondrous discovery hiking had become to the formerly reclusive city dweller! (finding, revelation)

The trial is still in the discovery phase, and both sides will need a few days to read through all the documents. (disclosure)

Before we begin a large project, we always do discovery in order to define all the issues. (ascertainment)

The cure for cancer will be a historically important discovery. (finding, revelation)

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