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. [1913 Webster]

2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets. [1913 Webster]

In the clear discoveries of the next [world]. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood. [1913 Webster]

A brilliant career of discovery and conquest. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

We speak of the ``invention'' of printing, the discovery of America. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. Exploration; examination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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