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[fahyn-ding] /ˈfaɪn dɪŋ/

the act of a person or thing that ; discovery.
Often, findings. something that is or ascertained.
Law. a decision or verdict after judicial inquiry.
findings, tools, materials, etc., used by artisans.
a thing that is found or discovered
(law) the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict
(pl) (US) the tools and equipment of an artisan

c.1300, “an abandoned child,” verbal noun from find (v.). Cf. foundling. Later, “a discovery; that which is found out” (1590s). Meaning “result of a judicial examination” is from 1859. Related: Findings.


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