|n.||1.||The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; |
|2.||A making known; revelation; disclosure; |
|3.||Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; |
|4.||That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; |
|Noun||1.||discovery - the act of discovering something|
|2.||discovery - something that is discovered|
|3.||discovery - a productive insight|
|4.||discovery - (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|
DISCOVERY, intern. law. The act of finding an unknown country.
2. The nations of Europe adopted the principle, that the discovery of any part of America gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority it was made, against all European governments. This title was to be consummated by possession. 8 Wheat. 543.
DISCOVERY, practice, pleading. The act of disclosing or revealing by a defendant, in his answer to a bill filed against him in a court of equity. Vide Bill of Discovery; 8 Vin. Ab. 537; 8 Com. Dig: 515.To dream of a discovery in your dream, signifies that you may be entering into a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development. *Please See Also Find.apocalypse, ascertaining, baring, bonus, breakthrough, buried treasure, coinage, conception, detection, determining, development, disclosing, disclosure, discovering, espial, exploration, expose, exposition, exposure, find, finding, foundling, gravy, idea, innovation, introduction, invention, laying bare, leap, manifestation, neologism, new phase, novelty, origination, patefaction, recognition, removing the veil, revealing, revealment, revelation, showing up, showup, strike, stripping, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncloaking, uncovering, unearthing, unfolding, unfoldment, unmasking, unveiling, unwrapping, waifs, waifs and strays, windfall, windfall money, windfall profit