Interesting word. To discover beforehand probably means in regard to an event - to discover it before it occurs. Here is one example of it in context as searched out by Google -

... "the inability of the government to prediscover such riots as, Lagos (OPC), Kaduna, Shagamu, etc, etc and nip them in the bud."

in Nzeribe moves to impeach Obasanjo - The Vanguard
The other instances found in Google made little sense to me and were mostly porn sites. Something about prediscovering beautiful babes ...
I would suggest that many of the theoritical particles have been "Prediscovered."
They are (in theory) known to exsist, but haven't been discovered yet.

Others, of the top of my head:

More to come if I can get that image out of my head.

Pre`dis*cov"er (?), v. t.

To discover beforehand.


© Webster 1913.

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