finding

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
  1. noun
    something that is found
    “the findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner”
    “an area rich in archaeological findings
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    type of:
    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  2. noun
    the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    synonyms: determination
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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
    predetermination
    the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place
    rectification
    determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve
    redetermination
    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
    probate
    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
    type of:
    discovery, find, uncovering
    the act of discovering something
  3. noun
    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
    type of:
    judgement, judgment, judicial decision
    (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
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