What does Discovery mean?

Definitions for Discovery
dɪˈskʌv ə ridis·cov·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discovery, find, uncoveringnoun

    the act of discovering something

  2. discoverynoun

    something that is discovered

  3. discovery, breakthrough, findnoun

    a productive insight

  4. discoverynoun

    (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case


  1. discoverynoun

    Something discovered.

    This latest discovery should eventually lead to much better treatments for disease.

  2. discoverynoun

    The discovering of new things.

    The purpose of the voyage was discovery.

  3. discoverynoun

    A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.

    The prosecution moved to suppress certain items turned up during discovery.

  4. discoverynoun

    Materials revealed to the opposing party during the pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.

    The defense argued that the plaintiff's discovery was inadequate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Discoverynoun

    Etymology: from discover.

    Of all who since have us’d the open sea,
    Than the bold English none more fame have won;
    Beyond the year, and out of heaven’s high way,
    They make discoveries where they see no sun. John Dryden, A. M.

    What must I hold a candle to my shame?
    They in themselves, good sooth, are too too light.
    Why ’tis an office of discovery, love,
    And I should be obscur’d. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    Things that appeared amiable by the light of this world, appear of a different odious hue in the clear discoveries of the next. Robert South, Serm.

    It would be necessary to say something of the state to which the war hath reduced us; such a discovery ought to be made as late as possible. Jonathan Swift.


  1. discovery

    Discovery is the process or act of finding, uncovering, or detecting something that was previously unknown, hidden, or unexplored. This could refer to the revelation of knowledge, facts, concepts, places, or entities. It might involve research, exploration, investigation, or observation and can happen across various fields such as science, technology, geography, history, law, and many others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discoverynoun

    the action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot

  2. Discoverynoun

    a making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets

  3. Discoverynoun

    finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood

  4. Discoverynoun

    that which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery

  5. Discoverynoun

    exploration; examination


  1. Discovery

    Discovery is the second studio album by French house duo Daft Punk, released on 3 March 2001, by Virgin Records. It marks a shift in the sound from Chicago house, which they were previously known for, to disco, post-disco, garage house, and synthpop-inspired house. The album provided itself as a soundtrack to the anime film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, which was a collaboration between the creators of the album, Leiji Matsumoto, and Toei Animation. All of the music videos for the tracks on the album are segments of the film, which follows a story of a kidnapped extraterrestrial band. Discovery is recognized as a concept album in reviews by New Musical Express and Spin magazines. Early versions of the album included a "Daft Club" membership card. The card included a code which granted access to an online music service, which featured tracks later released on the album of the same name and Alive 1997.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discovery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3383

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discovery' in Nouns Frequency: #1240

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Discovery in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Discovery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Discovery in a Sentence

  1. Kobi Sharvit:

    The discovery of such a large hoard of coins that had such tremendous economic power in antiquity raises several possibilities regarding its presence on the seabed, there is probably a shipwreck there of an official treasury boat which was on its way to the central government in Egypt with taxes that had been collected.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge.

  3. Stephen Godfroy:

    (This) was the original role of a record store, being more than a point of purchase ... a place of congregation for independent, creative minds, a place that rewarded curiosity with serendipitous discovery, appealing to all ages and tastes in music.

  4. Maryam Mirzakhani:

    Of course, the most rewarding part is the ‘Aha’ moment, the excitement of discovery and enjoyment of understanding something new – the feeling of being on top of a hill and having a clear view. But most of the time, doing mathematics for me is like being on a long hike with no trail and no end in sight.

  5. Justin Danhof:

    Discovery is taking a really big gamble, in my estimation.

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