Meaning of DISCOVERY in English

DISCOVERY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

great

All these colonies belonged to powers whose empire-building had begun in the age of the great discoveries .

No great discoveries , but at least he knew the score.

He did exactly that, little knowing that he was about to stumble upon one of the greatest discoveries of this century.

I had read somewhere that all the greatest discoveries had been made in the blink of an eye.

He was frozen there with an appalled sense of waste, that his cohort had denied him his greatest discovery .

Had I made a great discovery ?

Thus were born the azo dyestuffs, perhaps the greatest single discovery in the history of the dyestuffs industry.

Although Fenton was active in research he made no great discoveries .

important

At the same time, the public hears little about a surprising and important discovery - not an assumption - of psychometrics.

However, several students educated at the Academy made important discoveries in mathematical science, both pure and applied.

Two important oil discoveries in the Espinal block, Purificacion and Venganza, will be appraised in 1992.

The Librarian would be glad to know of any important discoveries Mr Michell might make.

Even earlier, a more important discovery was made.

Glasgow Cathedral - the past revealed IMPORTANT discoveries have been made about the early history of Glasgow Cathedral during recent archaeological excavations.

late

They react to the latest discoveries with blasé aplomb, remaining unruffled by theological controversy.

In short, for every argument there was a counter argument, or a later discovery overturned the accepted wisdom.

We collected them like rare orchids, gleefully sharing our latest acquisitions and discoveries .

But this morning, she wasn't interested in my latest discoveries in skin care.

major

The paper is often quoted as the original report of a major discovery , but it does not look like it.

In those years, I believed I was on the verge of a major discovery .

The cancer institute met the major costs of discovery , but Glaxo claims it is recovering costs.

All the major gas discoveries were made between 1965 and 1967 using seismic data similar to that shown in Fig. 4.

new

In regions where early civilizations had flourished new research and discoveries filled out the chronological sequences.

The new discoveries are already stirring up more questions than answers.

The first is to increase production through new discoveries - the second is to encourage alternative fuels.

And so arrangements were made to brief the families first on any new discoveries .

The new discovery , of weakness in welded joints, may delay plans to reopen the plant's two reactors.

Few new scientific discoveries are completely beneficial.

By then, time and sadness had dulled the need for any new discoveries about the past.

Are not the journals full of new discoveries , some them important?

recent

This interesting stance has been seen in more recent dinosaur fossil discoveries .

Their preserved counterpart, the sun-dried cherry, is a fairly recent gourmet discovery , however.

A recent discovery has shown that in kindred matters they followed a tradition current in Athens, at least in the fourth century.

Our understanding of nature is now radically shifting, how-ever, because of recent discoveries in the new sciences.

Synthesis of data arising from the recent discoveries of gold in south Devon suggests the presence of two phases of gold mineralisation.

Laboulbeniales are a relatively recent discovery in the mycological scheme of things.

The recent discovery of the persistence of vision, he insisted, has finally undermined the Neo-Classicists.

scientific

Such, after all, is the pace of scientific discovery that today's knowledge is redundant tomorrow.

All it needs is some degree of up-grading to keep in touch with scientific and technological discoveries .

A delightfully frank account of its development shows some of the less scientific problems of discovery .

No wonder the guy came up with the most revolutionary scientific discovery of a good 500-year period.

In particular, pupils do not learn of the social and political implications of scientific discoveries .

Few new scientific discoveries are completely beneficial.

His scientific discoveries and his fight for religious and political freedom, form equally important parts of an exceptionally industrious life.

■ NOUN

gas

Four significant gas discoveries and one significant oil discovery, all offshore, have been announced resulting from this activity.

The government also considered the drop in drilling costs -- and rising output from the average gas discovery .

Without major oil and gas discoveries , there will be a wide gap between demand and supply.

Texaco is also focused on exploration, and has three deepwater gas discoveries in the Gulf.

All the major gas discoveries were made between 1965 and 1967 using seismic data similar to that shown in Fig. 4.

oil

Four significant gas discoveries and one significant oil discovery, all offshore, have been announced resulting from this activity.

Indigenous oil discoveries proved disappointing and efforts have been directed towards hydro-electric power, nuclear and geothermal energy.

Two important oil discoveries in the Espinal block, Purificacion and Venganza, will be appraised in 1992.

The block is located in the Murzuk basin between proven oil discoveries and first drilling is expected in 1993.

By applying the Pareto condition, we can not say that the oil discovery improves actual economic welfare.

In addition, a new oil discovery was made in the Venganza prospect, to the east of Purificacion.

■ VERB

announce

When Fawcett announced the discovery at a scientific meeting in Cambridge in 1935, it was ignored.

Exploration is continuing in the area and RioFinex has announced the discovery of similar mineralisation at the Lack prospect west of Omagh.

follow

It follows the discovery of a shortfall in the Anfield books which was spotted by the club accountant.

In the 90 years following its discovery in 1875 only 5 t was recovered.

It followed the discovery of a package that could have caused serious injury, writes Audrey Gillan.

It followed the discovery that many old people metabolise the drug much more slowly than normal.

Three widely-prescribed drugs have come under question following the discovery that they led to serious undesirable side effects.

This followed the discovery of a large quantity of explosives under an apartment block in Ryazan shortly after the Moscow bombings.

lead

It is hoped that it will lead to the discovery of a technique to combat diseases such as Parkinson's.

None of the calls led to the discovery of explosives.

Following food chains can lead to exciting discoveries .

The magnetic field that led to its discovery had vanished at the moment of that radio shriek.

There is always the feeling that, at any moment, something may happen that will lead to a new discovery .

The microscope has led to several discoveries .

Secondly, a research programme should lead to the discovery of novel phenomena at least occasionally.

A swollen optic nerve found by her optometrist led to the discovery of the tumor.

make

In several placed Donald Duck makes exciting discoveries by playing with a chemistry set.

And along the crooked border where the landmasses once came together, the researchers made an extraordinary discovery .

Henry Harlow and his colleagues made the discovery after analysing muscle biopsies from sedated bears at the start and end of hibernation.

The two cleanly scrubbed grunts had made a final discovery: land mines last and last.

One dreams of making miraculous discoveries ... but most of it is digging and hoping.

Then in 1991, geomagnetist Brad Clement made a strange discovery .

When, in 1609, Galileo constructed his first telescopes and trained them on the heavens, he made dramatic discoveries .

As they venture forth from parents to explore their own worlds, children must make their own discoveries .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

voyage of discovery

As the reader has seen, my six years of service was a voyage of discovery.

Beside, we had come to get some-thing to eat, and not to make any voyage of discovery.

Between 1768 and 1779, his own voyages of discovery filled in vast empty areas on the maps of his time.

Captain James Cook, whose parents were local farmworkers, set out on his celebrated voyages of discovery from this estuary.

Each expedition is a new adventure, a new voyage of discovery.

In fact much of the Ancient Mariner came from the sea voyages of discovery.

Marcel Proust once described voyages of discovery as seeking new landscapes and gaining new eyes.

Your mission, therefore, is much more than a voyage of discovery.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Among the discoveries of the late nineteenth century were several new chemical elements, including radium.

An investigation was ordered after the discovery that $89,000 was missing from the account.

At first I did not realize the importance of my discovery .

New archaeological discoveries prove the existence of an ancient civilization in the Indus Valley.

The chance discovery of a blood-stained shirt led to the capture of the killer.

The depletion of the ozone layer has been one of the most dramatic discoveries about our planet in recent years.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All these were chance discoveries by scientists engaged in other pursuits.

Dylan, his first independent discovery , later became, wonderfully, a friend.

Had I made a great discovery ?

If you can get this right, the maturing of your relationship will be an interesting voyage of discovery .

Photographs of the comet taken shortly after its discovery show a clear but faint tail.

Their preserved counterpart, the sun-dried cherry, is a fairly recent gourmet discovery , however.

Then in 1991, geomagnetist Brad Clement made a strange discovery .

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