Dis·cov·er·y n.; pl. Discoveries
1. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.
2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.
In the clear discoveries of the next [world]. --South.
3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood.
A brilliant career of discovery and conquest. --Prescott.
We speak of the =\“invention” of printing, the discovery of America.\= --Trench.
4. That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.
5. Exploration; examination. [Obs.]
n 1: the act of discovering something [syn: find, uncovering]
2: something that is discovered
3: a productive insight [syn: breakthrough, find]
4: (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant
to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit
information from the other side concerning the facts in