Meaning of DISCOVERY in English



Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If someone makes a ~, they become aware of something that they did not know about before.

I felt I’d made an incredible ~.

...the ~ that both his wife and son are HIV positive.

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If someone makes a ~, they are the first person to find or become aware of a place, substance, or scientific fact that no one knew about before.

In that year, two momentous discoveries were made.

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If someone makes a ~, they recognize that an actor, musician, or other performer who is not well-known has talent.

His job is the ~ and promotion of new artists.

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When the ~ of people or objects happens, someone finds them, either by accident or as a result of looking for them.

...the ~ and destruction by soldiers of millions of marijuana plants.

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