discoverable

discover

[dih-skuhv-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity. detect, espy, descry, discern, ascertain, unearth, ferret out, notice.
2.
to notice or realize: I discovered I didn't have my credit card with me when I went to pay my bill.
3.
Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French discoverir, descovrir, Old French descovrir < Late Latin discooperīre. See dis-1, cover

discoverable, adjective
discoverably, adverb
nondiscoverable, adjective
prediscover, verb (used with object)
rediscover, verb (used with object)
undiscoverable, adjective
undiscovered, adjective


1. Discover, invent, originate suggest bringing to light something previously unknown. To discover may be to find something that had previously existed but had hitherto been unknown: to discover a new electricity; it may also refer to devising a new use for something already known: to discover how to make synthetic rubber. To invent is to make or create something new, especially something ingeniously devised to perform mechanical operations: to invent a device for detecting radioactivity. To originate is to begin something new, especially new ideas, methods, etc.: to originate a political movement, the use of assembly-line techniques. See also learn.
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discover (dɪˈskʌvə)
 
vb
1.  to be the first to find or find out about: Fleming discovered penicillin
2.  to learn about or encounter for the first time; realize: she discovered the pleasures of wine
3.  to find after study or search: I discovered a leak in the tank
4.  to reveal or make known
 
dis'coverable
 
adj
 
dis'coverer
 
n

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discover
c.1300, from O.Fr. descovrir, from L.L. discooperire, from L. dis- "opposite of" + cooperire "to cover up" (see cover). Originally with a sense of betrayal or malicious exposure (discoverer originally meant "informant"), the modern meaning "to obtain knowledge or sight of
what was not known" is from 1550s. Related: Discovered.
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