Definition of Discovery
(noun) A formerly unknown idea or object.
Example of Discovery
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- Syllabification: (dis·cov·er·y)
- Plural: discoveries
- An individual who (verb) discovers a discovery is a (noun) discoverer.
- Word origin of “discovery” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “discovery.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 17, 2019 (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 October 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/discovery/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“discovery.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/discovery/>.