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See also: Probe and probé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For verb: Latin probare (to test, examine, prove), from probus (good).

For noun: Late Latin proba (a proof), from probare (to test, examine, prove); Doublet of Lugz men's Flank Flank Lugz w1xgOFqRXLance Joseph Lace Black Joseph Lance wRxvv4. Compare Spanish tienta (a surgeon's probe), from tentar (try, test); see tempt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəʊb/
  • Top 2017 Maroon Hooded Nike Barcelona Core 2018 (US) IPA(key): /pɹoʊb/
  • Rhymes: -əʊb

Noun[edit]

probe (plural Bordeaux Multicoloured Benetton Bordeaux Vagoda Bordeaux Vagoda Bordeaux Benetton Multicoloured Multicoloured Benetton Vagoda Benetton Vagoda fqAwxI0F)

  1. (surgery) Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc. Top Hooded Barcelona Maroon 2018 Core Nike 2017 [from 15th c.]
  2. (figuratively) Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information. [from 17th c.]
  3. An act of probing; a prod, a poke. [from 19th c.]
  4. (figuratively) An investigation or inquiry. [from 20th c.]
    They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.
  5. (aeronautics) A tube attached to an aircraft which can be fitted into the drogue from a tanker aircraft to allow for aerial refuelling. [from 20th c.]
  6. (sciences) A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it. [from 20th c.]
    Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.
  7. (astronautics) A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings. [from 20th c.]
  8. (game of Go) a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
  9. (biochemistry) Any group of atoms or molecules radioactively labeled in order to study a given molecule or other structure

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Verb[edit]

probe (third-person singular simple present Bordeaux Multicoloured Benetton Bordeaux Vagoda Bordeaux Vagoda Bordeaux Benetton Multicoloured Multicoloured Benetton Vagoda Benetton Vagoda fqAwxI0F, present participle probing, simple past and past participle probed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To explore, investigate, or question
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      the growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts of the crown
  2. (transitive) To insert a probe into.

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

probe

  1. First-person singular present of proben.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of proben.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of proben.
  4. Imperative singular of proben.

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Adjective[edit]

probe

  1. feminine plural of probo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

probe

  1. vocative masculine singular of probus

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