- The definition of a discovery is something found, invented or uncovered.
An example of a discovery is a species of deep sea crab that was just found.
A boy has made a discovery.
discovery definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. discoveries
- the act of discovering
- anything discovered
- Archaic the act of revealing; disclosure
- Law any pretrial procedures, as the taking of depositions, for compelling the disclosure of pertinent factual information
discovery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. dis·cov·er·ies
- The act or an instance of discovering.
- Something discovered.
- Law The compulsory disclosure of pertinent facts or documents to the opposing party in a civil action, usually before a trial begins.
discovery - Business Definition
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In law, the pretrial investigation used by the plaintiff and the defendant to uncover pertinent evidence of the opposition's case. Discovery typically includes submitting a list of questions that must be answered and asking oral questions of the other party or the witnesses.
discovery - Computer Definition
discovery - Legal Definition
In litigation, the compulsory release by a party of documents and other evidence sought by the other party, under rules set by the court. Means of discovery include depositions, written interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests to produce documents or to inspect property. See also disclosure.