Meaning of discovery

dis•cov•er•y

Pronunciation: (di-skuv'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. the act or an instance of discovering.
  2. something discovered.
  3. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents.
  4. (cap., italics)the third space shuttle to orbit and return to earth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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