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[dih-skuhv-uh-ree] /dɪˈskʌv ə ri/
noun, plural discoveries.
1.
the act or an instance of discovering.
2.
something discovered.
3.
Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents.
4.
(initial capital letter, italics) U.S. Aerospace. the third space shuttle to orbit and return to earth.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; discover + -y3
Related forms
nondiscovery, noun, plural nondiscoveries.
prediscovery, noun, plural prediscoveries.
rediscovery, noun, plural rediscoveries.
self-discovery, noun, plural self-discoveries.
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British Dictionary definitions for nondiscovery

discovery

/dɪˈskʌvərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the act, process, or an instance of discovering
2.
a person, place, or thing that has been discovered
3.
(law) the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
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Word Origin and History for nondiscovery

discovery

n.

1550s, "fact of discovering;" see discover + -y (1). Earlier in this sense was discovering (mid-14c.). Meaning "that which is discovered" is from 1630s.

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