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English noun: finding

1. finding (act) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

SamplesThe determination of molecular structures.


Broader (hypernym)discovery, find, uncovering

Narrower (hyponym)designation, disproof, falsification, falsifying, fix, identification, localisation, localization, locating, location, predetermination, proof, rectification, redetermination, refutal, refutation, resolution, solving, substantiation, validation

2. finding (act) the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, judicial decision

Narrower (hyponym)conclusion of law, finding of fact, finding of law, verdict

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. finding (object) something that is found

SamplesThe findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner.
An area rich in archaeological findings.

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

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