Etymology
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finding (n.)

c. 1300, "act of discovering" (by chance or after searching; also an instance of this); verbal noun from find (v.). From c. 1400 as "what the mind discovers; knowledge attained by human effort" (as distinct from revelation or authority). Late 14c. as "act of sustaining, supporting, or providing the necessities of life; that which is provided by way of sustenance and support." Legal sense "proceedings leading to a verdict in an inquisition, etc.," is from mid-15c. Old English finding meant "invention." Related: Findings.

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Definitions of finding

finding (n.)
the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation;
Synonyms: determination
finding (n.)
the decision of a court on issues of fact or law;
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
From wordnet.princeton.edu