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discoverynoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈskʌv.ər.i/ us   /dɪˈskʌv.ɚ.i/
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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discoverynoun [C/U]

us   /dɪˈskʌv·ə·ri/
the act of finding something that had not been known before: [C] Many scientific discoveries have been made by accident. [U] The discovery of gold in California opened up the west.
A discovery is also something that you did not know about before: [C] It was quite a discovery when I came upon this beautiful mountain stream.
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