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discovery

[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 of discovery
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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  • The rediscovery, so-called, aroused much comment, and England declared the cloth the noblest monument of her history.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • The rediscovery of the Aristotelian biology is a modern thing.

  • Meanwhile Olivo gave the newcomer a circumstantial account of the rediscovery of Casanova.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • We may mark four stages in the rediscovery of Greek sculpture.

  • And herein lies a remarkable factthis epoch-making discovery was after all but a rediscovery.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • Not least of these was the rediscovery of the Seven Mines of Siberia.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for rediscovery

rediscovery

/ˌriːdɪˈskʌvərɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
the act, process, or an instance of discovering (something) again

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 rediscovery
n.

1747, from re- + discovery.

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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