from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of discovering.
- n. Something discovered.
- n. Law The compulsory disclosure of pertinent facts or documents to the opposing party in a civil action, usually before a trial begins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something discovered.
- n. The discovering of new things.
- n. A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
- n. Materials revealed to the opposing party during the pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing.
- n. A making known; revelation; disclosure.
- n. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized.
- n. That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized.
- n. Exploration; examination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The act of disclosing to view.
- The act of revealing; a making known; a declaration; disclosure: as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his estate and effects.
- The act of gaining sight of; the act of espying: as, the discovery of land after a voyage.
- The act of finding out or of bringing to knowledge what was unknown; first knowledge of anything.
- That which is discovered, found out, or revealed; that which is first brought to light, seen, or known: as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.
- In the drama, the unraveling of a plot, or the manner of unfolding the plot or story of a comedy or tragedy.
- In law, disclosure by a party to an action, at the instance of the other party, as of facts within his memory or of a document within his control.
- Synonyms Discovery, Invention. See invention.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a productive insight
- n. something that is discovered
- n. the act of discovering something
- n. (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
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But it would be right to say, _The discovery of America was more important THAN ANY OTHER geographical discovery_.
_The discovery of America was MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY geographical discovery_, for that is saying that the discovery of America was more important than itself -- an absurdity.
They have been increased in a certain appreciable proportion by _discovery_; and as discovery has been made chiefly in islands, -- for the great continents had been previously known, -- and as the mammals of islands, as has been well remarked by Cuvier, are usually small, of this appreciable proportion the bulk is comparatively not great.
Helen Keller scholars say the discovery is an important one.
And while astronomers are not yet able to look for signs of biology on the planet, the discovery is a milestone in planet detection and the search for extraterrestrial life, one with the potential to profoundly change our outlook on the universe.
Pierre Ray and colleagues at University Hospital in Grenoble said while deletions of some portion of the Y chromosome have been found in infertile men, their discovery is a rare example in which a mutation in a single gene causes male infertility.
And these visualizations open up an opportunity to do what we call discovery science.
This discovery is an historic one, General, and I hope it is not out of line to say that I am proud to be a part of it.
The prize winners are from France and Germany, respectively, and their discovery is arguably a cornerstone of modern technology.
What I find most interesting about the news coverage (and there has been plenty today) of the discovery is the need to discuss what the surface might be like.
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