discovery

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discovery (countable and uncountable, plural discoveries)

  1. Something discovered.
    This latest discovery should eventually lead to much better treatments for disease.
  2. (uncountable) The discovering of new things.
    The purpose of the voyage was discovery.
    automatic discovery of RSS feeds by a Web browser
  3. (law, uncountable) A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The prosecution moved to suppress certain items turned up during discovery.
  4. (law, uncountable) 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.

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