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noun discovery pronunciation in British English /dɪˈskʌv(ə)ri/ 
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singulardiscovery
pluraldiscoveries

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of learning something that was not known before, or of finding someone or something that was missing or hidden

    The award recognizes distinction in exploration, discovery, and research.

    Our country continues to lead the world in scientific discoveries.

    discovery of:

    Police announced the discovery of the body late last night.

    discovery that:

    the discovery that the universe is expanding

    make a discovery:

    We made some interesting discoveries about our own family.

  2. 2
    [countable] something that is found, or something new that is learned

    This is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the century.

  3. 3
    [countable] someone whose ability is recognized by another person who helps them to become famous

    Gisela is one of Lagerfeld's latest discoveries.

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