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Meaning of “finding” in the English Dictionary

"finding" in British English

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findingnoun

uk   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)
Translations of “finding”
in Arabic نَتيجة…
in Korean 결과…
in Portuguese descoberta, resultado…
in Catalan resultat, conclusió…
in Japanese 発見…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发现, (正式的)调查发现,调研结果…
in Turkish bulgu, netice, sonuç…
in Russian полученные данные…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發現, (正式的)調查發現,調研結果…
in Italian risultato, risultati…
in Polish wniosek, wynik…
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