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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Discovery \Dis*cov"er*y\, noun; 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.]

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