discover VERB 1) find unexpectedly or in the course of a search. 2) become aware of (a fact or situation). 3) be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon).
DERIVATIVES discoverable adjective discoverer noun.

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  • Discoverable — Dis*cov er*a*ble, a. Capable of being discovered, found out, or perceived; as, many minute animals are discoverable only by the help of the microscope; truths discoverable by human industry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discoverable — index appreciable, ascertainable, cognizable, conspicuous, determinable (ascertainable), naked (perceptible) …   Law dictionary

  • discoverable — /dəsˈkʌvərəbəl/ (say duhs kuvuhruhbuhl) adjective 1. able to be discovered. 2. Law disclosed to all; manifest: discoverable laws …  

  • discoverable — adjective see discover …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • discoverable — See discover. * * * …   Universalium

  • discoverable — adjective Able to be discovered …   Wiktionary

  • discoverable — dis·cov·er·able || dɪ skÊŒvÉ™rÉ™bl adv. capable of being discovered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discoverable — dis·cov·er·able …   English syllables

  • discoverable — adjective capable of being ascertained or found out ascertainable facts • Syn: ↑ascertainable • Similar to: ↑determinable • Derivationally related forms: ↑ascertain (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • discover — discoverable, adj. discoverably, adv. /di skuv euhr/, v.t. 1. to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity. 2. to notice… …   Universalium

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