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"finding" in British English

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findingnoun

uk   /ˈfaɪn.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈfaɪn.dɪŋ/
  • finding noun (DISCOVERY)

[C] a ​piece of ​information that is ​discovered during an ​officialexamination of a ​problem, ​situation, or ​object: The report's finding on the ​decrease in ​violentcrimesupports the ​police chief's ​claims.

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  • finding noun (JUDGMENT)

[C usually singular] a ​judgment made at the end of an ​officiallegalinquiry (= a ​process to ​discover the ​answer to something)
(Definition of finding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"finding" in American English

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findingnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈfɑɪn·dɪŋ/
information that has been ​discovered esp. by ​detailedstudy
(Definition of finding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"finding" in Business English

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findingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfaɪndɪŋ/
[often plural] information or a fact that is discovered by ​studying something: findings on sth The ​inquiry has ​published its findings on the ​genderpaygap. According to the report's findings, year-on-year new ​carprices have ​fallen by 1.3 ​percent.the key/main/major finding(s) One of the ​key findings of the ​survey is that British ​firmsexporting to ​Europe for the first ​timefind it difficult to make ​overseascustomerspay on ​time.findings show/suggest Our findings show that ​people would ​work more ​efficiently if they were ​allowed to ​work flexibly.present/publish/announce findings She and the other researchers ​presented their findings at a ​conference this summer in Toronto.initial/preliminary findings Last week, the ​committee handed the ​preliminary findings of its ​investigation to the United ​States' Securities and Exchange ​Commission.
LAW a decision in a ​court of ​law: We ​disagree with the court's finding, as we believe that there was more than sufficient ​evidence that Mr. Brown ​failed to ​file his ​taxreturns. finding against/in favour of sb A finding against him could ​cost him the ​right to ​work as a ​financialadviser.make/reach a finding They ​reached a finding of ​grossnegligence.
(Definition of finding from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“finding” in British English

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