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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discovery  \Dis*cov"er*y\,  n.;  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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