Definition of rediscovery in US English:



  • The action or process of discovering again something that was forgotten or ignored.

    ‘the rediscovery of her Italian roots’
    count noun ‘one of the greatest rediscoveries in the history of art’
    • ‘Artemisia was one of feminist scholars' first rediscoveries in the 1970s.’
    • ‘The rediscovery of Italian bel canto opera more or less passed New York by.’
    • ‘Also touching is his rediscovery of things the rest of us tend to take for granted.’
    • ‘A map assists visitors to find their own "path of rediscovery" by discovering the Aboriginal land on which they live.’
    • ‘The film's journey from obscurity to rediscovery is a tale in itself.’
    • ‘A heap of marvelous music - I'd contend even "classic" music - awaits rediscovery.’
    • ‘One of the most famous species rediscoveries took place in 1938, with the identification of the coelacanth.’
    • ‘The show's third season is on DVD for the first time, ripe for rediscovery in the crowded DVD market.’
    • ‘A man of immense and wide-ranging talent, he helped spearhead the rediscovery of indigenous Irish culture.’
    • ‘From the 1970s, a slow rediscovery of Jewish tradition, both sacred and secular, has occurred.’