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DISCOVERED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discovered mean? 

DISCOVERED (adjective)
  The adjective DISCOVERED has 2 senses:

1. no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; 'discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term
2. discovered or determined by scientific observation

  Familiarity information: DISCOVERED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCOVERED (adjective)


Sense 1discovered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

No longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; 'discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term

Synonyms:

discovered; revealed; disclosed

Context example:

the scene disclosed was of a moonlit forest

Similar:

unconcealed (not concealed or hidden)


Sense 2discovered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discovered or determined by scientific observation

Synonyms:

ascertained; observed; discovered

Context examples:

variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors / the discovered behavior norms / discovered differences in achievement / no explanation for the observed phenomena

Similar:

determined (having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation)


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