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e dis·cov·er·y ē /disˈkəvərē/ noun
In the legal context, the term ‘discovery’ refers to the compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; discovery enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case.
Electronic discovery (e-discovery) refers to exchange of information in electronic format (known as electronically stored information or ESI). A wide array of people are involved in e-discovery, including forensic investigators, lawyers and IT managers.