Meaning of DISCOVERY in English

DISCOVERY

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.

Etymology: DISCOVER after recover, recovery

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.