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Definition of discovery:

  1. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.
  2. Exploration; examination.
  3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood.
  4. That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.
  5. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.


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