Meaning of DISCOVERY in English

DISCOVERY

n.

Pronunciation: dis- ' k ə -v( ə -)r ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -er · ies

Date: 1529

1 a : the act or process of discovering b (1) archaic : DISCLOSURE (2) obsolete : DISPLAY c obsolete : EXPLORATION

2 : something discovered

3 : the usually pretrial disclosure of pertinent facts or documents by one or both parties to a legal action or proceeding

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