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 (prō′bə-tĭv) also pro·ba·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
1. Furnishing evidence or proof.
2. Serving to test, try, or prove.


(ˈprəʊbətɪv) or


1. serving to test or designed for testing
2. providing proof or evidence
[C15: from Late Latin probātīvus concerning proof]
ˈprobatively adv


(ˈproʊ bə tɪv)

also pro•ba•to•ry

(-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

1. serving or designed for testing or trial.
2. affording proof or evidence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.probative - tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation; "evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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The court found the choice of similarly styled and closely located comparables increased the probative weight of the appraiser's conclusions.
On the probative side, the decline last spring was only half as large as the one a year ago, so perhaps the smaller decline means that things are looking up for the economy.
The Education Minister noted that there are a number of studies that highlight the notion that the early childhood experience is probative of what will take place in a child s future.
a) To establish an independent panel of experts, including forensic and ballistics experts, to examine the new evidence, to assess its probative value and to make recommendations to the General Assembly;
403, to determine whether evidence should be excluded because "its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of issues, misleading the jury, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence.
known as the probative value of an item of evidenced.
The article puts forth two different ways of ensuring that prejudicial effect, in the particular proceeding and on the justice system as a whole, of admitting youth criminal records into evidence does not outweigh their probative value.