Definition of discovery procedure in US English:

discovery procedure

noun

  • 1Law procedure for conducting the process of discovery; any of various procedures used for obtaining the disclosure of facts, such as requests, interrogatories, etc.

  • 2Linguistics a procedure for constructing a grammar of a given language from a corpus, collection of sentences, etc. (now also used to analyse various other aspects of language).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Law Journal.