What does discovery mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word discovery.

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.

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.

ChatGPT

  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

Wikidata

  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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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. Scott Sheppard:

    These distant objects are like breadcrumbs leading us to Planet X, the more of them we can find, the better we can understand the outer Solar System and the possible planet that we think is shaping their orbits -- a discovery that would redefine our knowledge of the Solar System's evolution.

  2. Tanguy Bertrand:

    This discovery teaches us that there are still plenty of physical and dynamical processes out there in space that we do not know about, and that climates can be very different than that of Earth( despite forming a similar landscape), it is important to study Pluto and other planetary bodies because they are natural laboratories to explore and investigate the diversity of possible climates( and geology, and other planetary sciences) which gives us more perspective on our own climate.

  3. Andrew Nurnberg:

    There will inevitably be speculation regarding Harper Lee as she has lived a very private life, she was genuinely surprised at the discovery of the manuscript but delighted by the suggestion to publish what she considers to be the 'parent' to 'Mockingbird.' I met with her last autumn and again over two days in January; she was in great spirits and increasingly excited at the prospect of this novel finally seeing the light of day.

  4. Brent Saunders:

    Discovery is where the industry has its lowest return on investment.

  5. C. C. Colton:

    Men of strong minds and who think for themselves, should not be discouraged on finding occasionally that some of their best ideas have been anticipated by former writers; they will neither anathematize others nor despair themselves. They will rather go on discovering things before discovered, until they are rewarded with a land hitherto unknown, an empire indisputably their own, both right of conquest and of discovery.

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