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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·cov·ery /dɪsˈkʌv(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         the case