Associations to the word «Probe»
Pictures for the word «Probe»
PROBE, noun. (surgery) Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc. [from 15th c.]
PROBE, noun. (figuratively) Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information. [from 17th c.]
PROBE, noun. An act of probing; a prod, a poke. [from 19th c.]
PROBE, noun. (figuratively) An investigation or inquiry. [from 20th c.]
PROBE, noun. (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.]
PROBE, noun. (sciences) A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it. [from 20th c.]
PROBE, noun. (astronautics) A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings. [from 20th c.]
PROBE, noun. (game of go) a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
PROBE, noun. (biochemistry) Any group of atoms or molecules radioactively labeled in order to study a given molecule or other structure
PROBE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To explore, investigate, or question
PROBE, verb. (transitive) To insert a probe into.
PROBE, proper noun. A model of Ford automobile
PROBE, noun. An inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal".
PROBE, noun. A flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities.
PROBE, noun. An exploratory action or expedition.
PROBE, noun. An investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity.
PROBE, verb. Question or examine thoroughly and closely.
PROBE, verb. Examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill".
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