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

  4. 4
    [uncountable] legal the process of making evidence and other documents available to the people involved in a legal case

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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