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Discovery



Definition:

...the action or process of discovering or being discovered
...a person or thing discovered
...the compulsory disclosure of documents relevant to an action

Origin:

From Latin dis- 'apart' or 'removed' and English cover, in other words 'disclosed' or 'unveiled'

[Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007]


The biographies grouped under this theme focus on discoveries made in Cambridge in the past and the present. Who chanced on Viagani's cabinet in Queen's College in 1922? Or found the Cambridge Hoard at Chesterton Lane in 2000? Or spotted an imperial inscription on a Chinese jade disk in the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2004?