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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fyndyng, Old English findincge; equivalent to find +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪndɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: find‧ing

NounEdit

finding (plural findings)

  1. A result of research or an investigation.
  2. (law) A formal conclusion by a judge, jury or regulatory agency on issues of fact.
  3. That which is found, a find, a discovery.
  4. The act of discovering something by chance, an instance of finding something by chance.
  5. (Canada, US, generally plural) Tools or materials used in shoe making or repair. [from 19th century]
    • 1844, John O’Brien, O’Brien’s Philadelphia Wholesale Business Directory[1], page 72:
      Boot and Shoe Findings and Leather Establishments [] Yocum & Wilson, 225 n 2d st, Shoe Findings, Leather, Last, and Shoe Peg Warehouse
  6. A self-contained component of assembled jewellery. [from 19th century]
    • 1884, “The Dennison Manufacturing Company”, in The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review[2], volume 15, page 246:
      They manufacture jewlers’ findings, morocco, plush and velvet jewelry cases, paper boxes, morocco boxes, jewelry cards, tags, etc.

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VerbEdit

finding

  1. present participle of find

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