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Meaning of PROBE

Pronunciation:  prowb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an investigation conducted using a probe instrument
  2. [n]  an exploratory action or expedition
  3. [n]  a flexible slender surgical instrument used to explore wounds or body cavities
  4. [n]  an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
  5. [v]  question or examine thoroughly and closely
  6. [v]  examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill"

PROBE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dig into, examine, investigation, poke into
 See Also: enquiry, exploration, gutter, hear, inquiry, investigate, look into, penetrate, perforate, re-examine, research, research, surgical instrument, try



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Probe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Probed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Probing}.] [L. probare to try, examine. See {Prove}.]
    1. To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the
       body, with a probe.
    2. Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine
       thoroughly. --Dryden.
             The growing disposition to probe the legality of all
             acts, of the crown.                   --Hallam.
  2. \Probe\, n. (Surg.)
    An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances
    of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of
    for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
    {Probe}, or {Probe-pointed}, {scissors} (Surg.), scissors
       used to open wounds, the blade of which, to be thrust into
       the orifice, has a button at the end. --Wiseman.
Computing Dictionary

An object-oriented logic language based on objvlisp.

["Proposition d'une Extension Objet Minimale pour Prolog", Actes du Sem Prog en Logique, Tregastel (May 1987), pp. 483-506].

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A single-stranded nucleic acid molecule with a known nucleotide sequence which is labeled in some way (for example, radioactively, fluorescently, or immunologically) and used to find and mark certain DNA or RNA sequences of interest to a researcher by hybridizing to it.
  1. A sequence of DNA or RNA, labeled or marked with a radioactive isotope, used to detect the presence of complementary nucleotide sequences. See Nucleotide
  2. A single-stranded DNA that has been radioactively labeled and is used to identify complementary sequences in genes or DNA fragments of interest. (See Multilocus probe)
  3. Single-stranded DNA or RNA molecules of specific base sequence, labeled either radioactively or immunologically, that are used to detect the complementary base sequence by hybridization.