Definition of finding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfaɪndɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪndɪŋ//
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  1. 1[usually plural] information that is discovered as the result of research into something The findings of the commission will be published today. These findings suggest that there is no direct link between unemployment and crime. CollocationsScientific researchTheory formulate/​advance a theory/​hypothesis build/​construct/​create/​develop a simple/​theoretical/​mathematical model develop/​establish/​provide/​use a theoretical/​conceptual framework advance/​argue/​develop the thesis that… explore an idea/​a concept/​a hypothesis make a prediction/​an inference base a prediction/​your calculations on something investigate/​evaluate/​accept/​challenge/​reject a theory/​hypothesis/​modelExperiment design an experiment/​a questionnaire/​a study/​a test do research/​an experiment/​an analysis make observations/​measurements/​calculations carry out/​conduct/​perform an experiment/​a test/​a longitudinal study/​observations/​clinical trials run an experiment/​a simulation/​clinical trials repeat an experiment/​a test/​an analysis replicate a study/​the results/​the findings observe/​study/​examine/​investigate/​assess a pattern/​a process/​a behaviour/(especially US English) a behavior fund/​support the research/​project/​study seek/​provide/​get/​secure funding for researchResults collect/​gather/​extract data/​information yield data/​evidence/​similar findings/​the same results analyse/​examine the data/​soil samples/​a specimen consider/​compare/​interpret the results/​findings fit the data/​model confirm/​support/​verify a prediction/​a hypothesis/​the results/​the findings prove a conjecture/​hypothesis/​theorem draw/​make/​reach the same conclusions read/​review the records/​literature describe/​report an experiment/​a study present/​publish/​summarize the results/​findings present/​publish/​read/​review/​cite a paper in a scientific journal
  2. 2(law) a decision made by the judge or jury in a court case
  3. Extra examples He will present his preliminary findings at the conference. I’ll now summarize the key findings from these studies. Our findings point to a lack of training among social services staff. Our findings relate to physically rather than the visually handicapped pupils. Our recent findings are in line with those of an earlier study. Scientists have challenged the findings of the researchers. Similar findings emerged from a later experiment. Similar findings were made in Spain. Sociologists have challenged the findings of criminologists on the behaviour of prisoners. Students were asked to conduct a survey and write up their findings in the form of a report. Students were asked to write up their findings in the form of a report. The appeal court upheld a finding that the agreement was unlawful. The court made a finding in favour of the defendant. The facts of this case do not justify a finding of negligence. The findings are based on interviews with more than 2 000 people. The findings for one group can be applied to the others. The findings from the case study school may apply to schools elsewhere. The findings led to the conclusion that… The findings of the commission have not yet been made public. The original findings conflict with more recent findings. The research findings will provide practical assistance for teachers. They will present their findings to senior police officers. UN official reports supported the preliminary findings that the plane was brought down by a missile. a finding against him by the Independent Commission Against Corruption a finding against him by the commission findings from a recent research project findings on the depopulation of the countryside recent scientific findings about sleep patterns
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