Part of speech: noun

The act of discovering; disclosure; something discovered.

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Usage examples "discovery":

  1. This discovery was sufficient. - "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
  2. Just such has been the conduct of Corruption's sons upon hearing of the discovery of Mr. Watson's and Mr. Preston's papers. - "Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3", Henry Hunt.
  3. So Miss Fortescue searched very carefully, and at length made a very important discovery. - "The Living Link", James De Mille.