Dictionary » D » Discovery

Discovery

Discovery

1. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.

2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets. In the clear discoveries of the next [world] (South)

3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognised; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood. A brilliant career of discovery and conquest. (Prescott) We speak of the invention of printing, the discovery of America. (Trench)

4. That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognised; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.

5. Exploration; examination.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... when growing in small numbers, but when big colonies occurred this luminescent response was observed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoinducer#Discovery How "intelligent" would they be? This is the major concern that I have. The sole objective of most *unicellular* organisms (such ...

See entire post
by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... mice, cell cultures -------------------------------------- Iversen PL, Warren TK, Wells JB, Garza NL, Mourich DV, Welch LS, Panchal RG, Bavari S. Discovery and Early Development of AVI-7537 and AVI-7288 for the Treatment of Ebola Virus and Marburg Virus Infections. Viruses. 2012;4(11):2806-2830. ...

See entire post
by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Newbie question about the first life

... They also say now that chloroplasts, too, were pre-existing, free-swimming creatures that ended up inside cells as "endosymbionts". The discovery of the difference between pro- and eukaryotic cells is relatively recent and was made possible when the electronic microscope was developed ...

See entire post
by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 10529

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

About five years ago, biologists were surprised by the first discovery of an extremely large virus. Viruses are generally stripped down, efficient predators, only carrying as much DNA or RNA necessary to hijack their host and make extra copies of themselves. ...

See entire post
by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 11265

OSDDlinux: A customized Linux operating system for drug disc

Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) is pleased to announce a new operating system for drug discovery: OSDDlinux. It is a customized Linux operating system that integrates open source software, libraries, workflows and web services in ...

See entire post
by raghavagps
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OSDDlinux: A customized Linux operating system for drug disc
Replies: 0
Views: 572
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,569 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link