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discovery

noun
     
dis‧cov‧e‧ry W3 plural discoveries
1 [countable] a fact or thing that someone finds out about, when it was not known about before:
recent archaeological discoveries
discovery about
The Hubble Telescope has allowed astronomers to make significant discoveries about our galaxy.
discovery that
the discovery that bees can communicate with each other
2 [uncountable] when someone discovers something
discovery of
the discovery of oil in Alaska

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