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Definition of "finding" []

  • Something that has been found. (noun)
  • A conclusion reached after examination or investigation: the finding of a grand jury; a coroner's findings. (noun)
  • A statement or document containing an authoritative decision or conclusion: a presidential finding that authorized the covert operation. (noun)
  • Small tools and materials used by an artisan: a jeweler's findings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "finding" in a sentence
  • "But their main finding is that the percentage of Americans who drink alcohol is the same as last year, at 64%."
  • "At the University he drank wine, though not intemperately, and played cards a great deal, the end of the term finding him with gambling debts of twenty-five hundred dollars."
  • "Whatever may have been the extent of psychological knowledge at the time of Plessy v. Ferguson, this finding is amply supported by modern authority."