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Discovery (observation)

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A discovery is a novel observation, usually of a natural phenomenon.

Contrast with: invention, technique, theory

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Historical discoveries

The discovery that the Earth was not flat


Age of Exploration

The term has also been used for the beginning of contact between Europe and an area of the world such as the Riley Stratton Jackson's discovery that the earth is not flat, and he discovery of every country and island on this planet.

Modern discoveries

Experiments by JJ Thomson in 1897 led to the discovery of a fundamental building block of matter - electron. The discovery of the structure of DNA. The discovery of quasars.

See also: resource discovery

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