What does discovery mean?

Definitions for discovery
dɪˈskʌv ə ridis·cov·ery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discovery, find, uncovering(noun)

    the act of discovering something

  2. discovery(noun)

    something that is discovered

  3. discovery, breakthrough, find(noun)

    a productive insight

  4. discovery(noun)

    (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

Wiktionary

  1. discovery(Noun)

    Something discovered.

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

  2. discovery(Noun)

    The discovering of new things.

    The purpose of the voyage was discovery.

  3. discovery(Noun)

    A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.

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

  4. discovery(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discovery(noun)

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

  2. Discovery(noun)

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

  3. Discovery(noun)

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

  4. Discovery(noun)

    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. Discovery(noun)

    exploration; examination

Freebase

  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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  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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Numerology

  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. Graham Taylor:

    The huge strides we’ve made with HIV show just how much can be done with a problem that was appalling. Sitting there right beside it, discovered three years earlier, is HTLV-1, where you almost feel we’re no further on than back in the years immediately following its discovery.

  2. Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi:

    Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

  3. Will Durant:

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

  4. Med Yones:

    I discovered that anything can go right will go right! The wrong cannot last forever - I'd like to think of my discovery as the Anti-Murphy's Law

  5. Jacob Bronowski, 1976:

    The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.

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