WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
find•ing /ˈfaɪndɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Often, findings. [plural] something that is found out.
    • Lawa judicial decision or verdict.
    • Governmenta U.S. presidential order authorizing an action.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
find•ing  (fīnding),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of a person or thing that finds;
  2. Often,  findings. something that is found or ascertained.
  3. Lawa decision or verdict after judicial inquiry.
  4. findings, tools, materials, etc., used by artisans.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English, Old English; see find, -ing1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

finding /ˈfaɪndɪŋ/ n
  1. a thing that is found or discovered
  2. the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict
  3. (plural) US the tools and equipment of an artisan

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