finding noun

1 result of research into sth

ADJ. important, key, significant | main | general | interesting | striking, surprising, unexpected | novel | positive | conflicting | early, initial, original The original findings conflict with more recent findings. | interim, preliminary | new, recent | scientific | empirical, experimental, research | survey

VERB + FINDING record, write up Students were asked to conduct a survey and write up their findings in the form of a report. | summarize | announce, make public, present, publish, report The findings of the commission have not yet been made public. They will present their findings to senior police officers. | explain, interpret | examine | comment on, discuss | confirm, support UN official reports supported the preliminary findings that the plane was brought down by a missile. | challenge Sociologists have challenged the findings of criminologists on the behaviour of prisoners.

FINDING + VERB be based on sth The findings are based on interviews with more than 2,000 people. | relate to sth Our findings relate to physically rather than the visually handicapped pupils. | apply to sth The findings from the case study school may apply to schools elsewhere. | indicate sth, point to/towards sth, reveal sth, show sth, suggest sth Our findings point to a lack of training among social services staff. | agree with sth, be consistent with sth, be in agreement with sth, be in line with sth, confirm sth, support sth Our recent findings are in line with those of an earlier study. | conflict (with sth) | lead to sth The findings led to the conclusion that … | provide sth The research findings will provide practical assistance for teachers. | be made Similar findings were made in Spain. | emerge A similar finding emerged from a later experiment.

PREP. ~ about recent scientific findings about sleep patterns | ~ for The findings for one group can be applied to the others. | ~ from findings from a recent research project | ~ on findings on the depopulation of the countryside

2 decision by a court

VERB + FINDING make | justify The facts of this case do not justify a finding of negligence. | uphold The appeal court upheld a finding that the agreement was unlawful.

PREP. ~ against a finding against him by the Independent Commission Against Corruption | ~ in favour of The court made a finding in favour of the defendant.