Meaning of DISCOVERY in English

DISCOVERY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , great , important , major , significant

potentially the biggest scientific ~ for fifty years

▪ startling , surprising , unexpected

▪ amazing , remarkable

▪ exciting

▪ fascinating , interesting

▪ grim ( esp. BrE ), grisly , gruesome

the grisly ~ of a decapitated body

▪ latest , new , recent

▪ accidental , chance

All these were chance discoveries made by scientists engaged in other investigations.

▪ fortuitous , serendipitous

▪ archaeological , medical , scientific

▪ drug

▪ personal

The story tells of a man's journey of personal ~.

VERB + DISCOVERY

▪ make

New scientific discoveries are being made all the time.

▪ lead to

Their work led to some important medical discoveries.

▪ await

There may be many unexpected treasures awaiting ~.

▪ announce , report

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ by

a ~ by a French scientist

▪ ~ of

the ~ of oil in the North Sea

PHRASES

▪ a process of ~

▪ a journey of ~ , a voyage of ~ ( both figurative )

To tour Sri Lanka is to take a voyage of ~ through a land of endless variety.

▪ share a/your ~ (with sb)

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