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NOUN (4)

1. the act of discovering something;
[syn: discovery, find, uncovering]

2. something that is discovered;

3. a productive insight;
[syn: discovery, breakthrough, find]

4. (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;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

discovery n 1: the act of discovering something [syn: discovery, find, uncovering] 2: something that is discovered 3: a productive insight [syn: discovery, breakthrough, find] 4: (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
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "discovery": apocalypse, ascertaining, baring, bonus, breakthrough, buried treasure, coinage, conception, detection, determining, development, disclosing, disclosure, discovering, espial, exploration, expose, exposition, exposure, find, finding, foundling, gravy, idea, innovation, introduction, invention, laying bare, leap, manifestation, neologism, new phase, novelty, origination, patefaction, recognition, removing the veil, revealing, revealment, revelation, showing up, showup, strike, stripping, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncloaking, uncovering, unearthing, unfolding, unfoldment, unmasking, unveiling, unwrapping, waifs, waifs and strays, windfall, windfall money, windfall profit
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DISCOVERY, intern. law. The act of finding an unknown country. 2. The nations of Europe adopted the principle, that the discovery of any part of America gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority it was made, against all European governments. This title was to be consummated by possession. 8 Wheat. 543.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DISCOVERY, practice, pleading. The act of disclosing or revealing by a defendant, in his answer to a bill filed against him in a court of equity. Vide Bill of Discovery; 8 Vin. Ab. 537; 8 Com. Dig: 515.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DISCOVERY; rights. The patent laws of the United States use this word as synonymous with invention or improvement of July 4, 1836, s. 6.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Discovery-Spring Garden, MD -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 2152 Housing Units (2000): 731 Land area (2000): 0.952716 sq. miles (2.467522 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.952716 sq. miles (2.467522 sq. km) FIPS code: 23005 Located within: Maryland (MD), FIPS 24 Location: 39.463960 N, 77.360581 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Discovery-Spring Garden, MD Discovery-Spring Garden Discovery, MD Discovery