discovery

(noun) To find or develop a formerly unknown idea or object.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: discoveries
  • A person who (verb) discovers a discovery is a (noun) discoverer.

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How to Cite the Definition of Discovery

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “discovery.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 18, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/discovery/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

discovery. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/discovery/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “discovery.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 18, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/discovery/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“discovery.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/discovery/>.