Discovery

Dis*cov"er*y

(?), n.;
pl. Discoveries ().
1. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.
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2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.
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In the clear discoveries of the next [world].
South.
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3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood.
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A brilliant career of discovery and conquest.
Prescott.
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We speak of the "invention" of printing, the discovery of America.
Trench.
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4. 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.
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5. Exploration; examination. [Obs.]
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