Definition of Prediscovery

1. n. A previous discovery.



Definition of Prediscovery

1. Noun. A previous discovery. ¹

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Definition of Prediscovery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prediscovery

predilution
prediluvian
predinner
predinners
predisagreement
predisagreements
predisaster
predischarge
predisco
prediscount
prediscover
prediscovered
prediscoveries
prediscovering
prediscovers
prediscovery (current term)
prediscussed
prediscussion
predisponencies
predisponency
predispose
predisposed
predisposes
predisposing
predisposition
predispositions
predissected
predissociation
predissociations
predistressed

Literary usage of Prediscovery

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1. Modern Essays by Christopher Morley (1921)
"... extolled by Mr. Shaw we may be sure that the author of "Man and Superman" was pleased to acknowledge Butler's prediscovery that woman is the pursuer. ..."

2. Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising by United States Attorney-General (1866)
"The fact that the former Secretary made his decision immediately prediscovery of new evidence not produced to his predecessor, ..."

3. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"His articles at this time on the Koch controversy, (1891), created wide interest, a claim for the prediscovery, by the homeopathic school, of Koch's method ..."

4. English Leadership: English Leadings in Modern History by Josephus Nelson Larned, William Howard Taft, Donald Eugene Smith, Grace F. Caldwell (1918)
"Englishmen of the prediscovery days formed, in spite of the genius and valor displayed by their race on the fields of war, of poetry and science, ..."

5. The Madeira Islands by Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1899)
"... himself a Portuguese, should detract from the glory of his own nation by awarding the honour of prediscovery to a foreigner, unless for truth's sake. ..."

6. Modern Essays for Schools by Christopher Morley (1921)
"... extolled by Mr. Shaw we may be sure that the author of "Man and Superman" was pleased to acknowledge Butler's prediscovery that woman is the pursuer. ..."

7. Reply to the Criticisms of James D. Dana by Jules Marcou, James Dwight Dana, Louis Agassiz (1859)
"I have presented evidence proving, as I believe, that he was wrong in each case; and hence, that Ihe claims of prediscovery which he is now urging over ..."

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