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noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈskʌv.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
B2 the process of finding information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time, or the thing that is found: the discovery of electricity Leonardo made many scientific discoveries. a journey/voyage of discovery The discovery of a body in the undergrowth started a murder enquiry.
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