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[dih-skuhv-er-er] /dɪˈskʌv ər ər/
a person who discovers.
(initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of an early series of polar-orbiting reconnaissance satellites.
Origin of discoverer
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French descovreur. See discover, er1
Related forms
prediscoverer, noun Unabridged
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  • He had the enthusiasm of the discoverer and, here and there allowed it to obscure his critical faculty.
  • Because the history of nature is charactered in his brain, therefore is he the prophet and discoverer of her secrets.
  • These reservations surely support the view that he would not have wanted to be called the discoverer of the code.
  • The unspoken subtext here is that a lot of scientists will want to be the discoverer of the first extra-solar terrestrial planet.
  • Nobody spreads a new idea to put in light its discoverer, but himself.
  • The discoverer of caves has usually been accidental and not uncommonly attended with incidents extremely exciting.
  • But to the surprise of many-including its discoverer-the comet survived its solar encounter and reappeared after a few hours.
  • What name a genuinely new species is given, though, is entirely up to the discoverer.
  • Discovery website can be a discoverers, discoverer and that could be another good story.
  • After an object has been numbered, the discoverer has the ability to suggest a name for it.

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