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Discovery

Discovery

WordNet



noun


(1)   The act of discovering something
(2)   A productive insight
(3)   Something that is discovered
(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
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Noun



  1. Something discovered.
    This latest discovery should eventually lead to much better treatments for disease.
  2. The discovering of new things.
    The purpose of the voyage was discovery.
  3. A pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The prosecution moved to supress certain items turned up during discovery.
  4. Materials revealed to the opposing party during the pre-trial phase in which evidence is gathered.
    The defense argued that the plaintiff's discovery was inadequate.