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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

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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  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. Judy Garland:

    When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery: You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else.

  2. Plato:

    For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.

  3. Arthur C. Clarke, The Exploration of Space, 1951:

    If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.

  4. Yavor Boyadzhiev:

    I have no doubt that it is older than the Varna gold, it's a really important discovery. It is a tiny piece of gold but big enough to find its place in history.

  5. Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades:

    The discovery of significant hydrocarbon reserves in the east Mediterranean and at Zohr, can and must be a catalyst for wider regional cooperation.

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