Law The compulsory disclosure of pertinent facts or documents to the opposing party in a civil action, usually before a trial begins.(noun)
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Use "discovery" in a sentence
"But it would be right to say, _The discovery of America was more important THAN ANY OTHER geographical discovery_."
"_The discovery of America was MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY geographical discovery_, for that is saying that the discovery of America was more important than itself -- an absurdity."
"They have been increased in a certain appreciable proportion by _discovery_; and as discovery has been made chiefly in islands, -- for the great continents had been previously known, -- and as the mammals of islands, as has been well remarked by Cuvier, are usually small, of this appreciable proportion the bulk is comparatively not great."