discovery

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, great, important, major, significant

potentially the biggest scientific discovery for fifty years

startling, surprising, unexpected
amazing, remarkable
exciting
fascinating, interesting
grim (esp. BrE), grisly, gruesome

the grisly discovery of a decapitated body

latest, new, recent
accidental, chance

All these were chance discoveries made by scientists engaged in other investigations.

fortuitous, serendipitous
archaeological, medical, scientific
drug
personal

The story tells of a man's journey of personal discovery.

VERB + DISCOVERY
make

New scientific discoveries are being made all the time.

lead to

Their work led to some important medical discoveries.

await

There may be many unexpected treasures awaiting discovery.

announce, report
PREPOSITION
discovery by

a discovery by a French scientist

discovery of

the discovery of oil in the North Sea

PHRASES
a process of discovery
a journey of discovery, a voyage of discovery (both figurative)

To tour Sri Lanka is to take a voyage of discovery through a land of endless variety.

share a/your discovery (with sb)

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