A finding is a discovery, especially by scholars or scientists. Finding is the act of researching or analyzing something. If the dog digs up the hamster grave in the backyard, better not to share his finding with the neighbors.

Findings are facts that have been found, especially by academics studying something. A dietary study could have the finding that more people are avoiding gluten. An economic study could have the finding that more people are working out of their home. An environmental study could have the finding that a type of toxin is increasing. A dog’s finding would be a little less academic. The word is usually plural, because it usually refers to more than one thing found.

Definitions of finding

n something that is found

“the findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner”
“an area rich in archaeological findings
Type of:
object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

n the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

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designation, identification
the act of designating or identifying something
resolution, solving
finding a solution to a problem
proof, substantiation, validation
the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
disproof, falsification, falsifying, refutal, refutation
the act of determining that something is false
fix, localisation, localization, locating, location
a determination of the place where something is
the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place
determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve
determining again
diagnosing, diagnosis
identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
authentication, certification
validating the authenticity of something or someone
documentation, support
documentary validation
monetisation, monetization
establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country
the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements
echo sounding, echolocation
determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
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discovery, find, uncovering
the act of discovering something

n the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

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finding of fact, verdict
(law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
conclusion of law, finding of law
a finding as to the applicability of a rule of law to particular facts
compromise verdict
a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues
directed verdict
a verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury
false verdict
a manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence
general verdict
an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact
partial verdict
(criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others
special verdict
a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other
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judgement, judgment, judicial decision
(law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it

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