Meaning of DISCOVERY in English
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a the act or process of discovering or being discovered. b an instance of this (the discovery of a new planet). 2 a person or thing discovered. 3 Law the compulsory disclosure, by a party to an action, of facts or documents on which the other party wishes to rely.
[ DISCOVER after recover, recovery ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012