prediscovery

discovery

[dih-skuhv-uh-ree]
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:
1545–55; discover + -y3

nondiscovery, noun, plural nondiscoveries.
prediscovery, noun, plural prediscoveries.
rediscovery, noun, plural rediscoveries.
self-discovery, noun, plural self-discoveries.
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discovery (dɪˈskʌvərɪ)
 
n , 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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discovery
1550s, from discover + -y (1). Earlier in this sense was discovering (mid-14c.).
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