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[fahyn-ding] /ˈfaɪn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that finds; discovery.
2.
Often, findings. something that is found or ascertained.
3.
Law. a decision or verdict after judicial inquiry.
4.
findings, tools, materials, etc., used by artisans.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see find, -ing1
Related forms
nonfinding, noun
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  • But readers might be forgiven for greeting the findings with a shrug.
British Dictionary definitions for findings

finding

/ˈfaɪndɪŋ/
noun
1.
a thing that is found or discovered
2.
(law) the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict
3.
(pl) (US) the tools and equipment of an artisan
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Word Origin and History for findings

finding

n.

c.1300, "an abandoned child," verbal noun from find (v.). Cf. foundling. Later, "a discovery; that which is found out" (1590s). Meaning "result of a judicial examination" is from 1859. Related: Findings.

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