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probe

 (prōb)
n.
1.
a. A slender, flexible surgical instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity.
b. An electrode or other device that can be placed inside something to take and convey measurements.
c. A substance, such as DNA, that is radioactively labeled or otherwise marked and used to detect or identify another substance in a sample.
d. A space probe.
2.
a. An exploratory action or expedition, especially one designed to investigate and obtain information on a remote or unknown region: the scouts' probe of enemy territory.
b. The act of exploring or searching with a device or instrument: the surgeon's probe of the clogged artery.
c. An investigation into unfamiliar matters or questionable activities; a penetrating inquiry: a congressional probe into price fixing; a reporter's probe into a public figure's past. See Synonyms at inquiry.
v. probed, prob·ing, probes
v.tr.
1.
a. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something: "Chimpanzees use a variety of tools to probe termite mounds" (Virginia Morell).
b. To investigate by means of a chemical probe.
2.
a. To make an inquiry about (something); investigate or examine: probed the impact of technology on social behavior.
b. To subject (a person) to questioning; interrogate.
v.intr.
1. To make a physical search, especially by penetrating with a probe: birds probing in the sand for clams.
2. To pose questions or conduct an investigation: The police are probing into what really happened.

[Middle English, examination, from Medieval Latin proba, from Late Latin, proof, from Latin probāre, to test, from probus, good; see per in Indo-European roots.]

prob′er n.
prob′ing·ly adv.
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probing

(ˈprəʊbɪŋ)
n
the act or an instance of making a thorough inquiry, such as one by a newspaper into corrupt practices
adj
searching or questioning closely
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.probing - diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings"
inquiring - given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind"
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probing

adjective
Possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity:
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Translations

probing

[ˈprəʊbɪŋ]
A. ADJ [question] → agudo, penetrante
B. N
1. (with probe, instrument) → sondeo m; (with hands) → palpación f, tanteo m
2. (= investigation) → investigación f
3. (= exploration) → exploración f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

probing

[ˈprəʊbɪŋ] ninvestigations fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

probing

nUntersuchung f; (esp with device) → Sondierung f, → Sondieren nt; all this probing into people’s private affairsdieses Herumschnüffeln in den privaten Angelegenheiten der Leute
adj question, study, fingersprüfend
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probing

[ˈprəʊbɪŋ] adj (look) → penetrante; (question) → sottile; (interrogation, study) → approfondito/a
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References in classic literature ?
For, with a large needle, Doctor Emory was probing the dark spot in the midst of the vertical lion-lines.
Prince Andrew remembered nothing more: he lost consciousness from the terrible pain of being lifted onto the stretcher, the jolting while being moved, and the probing of his wound at the dressing station.
He repelled all probing. Youth that he was, they could never nerve themselves to dare to question him.
"They are still sounding the planking and probing the furniture in the hope of finding them."
So Roger Chillingworth -- the man of skill, the kind and friendly physician -- strove to go deep into his patient's bosom, delving among his principles, prying into his recollections, and probing everything with a cautious touch, like a treasure-seeker in a dark cavern.
Compliant coaxial signal-ground-signal (GSG) or ground-signal (GS) pogo pins allow for a range of probing angles.
Other probes have traditionally located the amplifier several inches or feet back from the actual probing point.
In this study, tungsten-rhenium (W-Re3%) cantilever probe needles with differing characteristics are mounted on the same probe card and used in probing a series of experimental bond pad test chips.
(1-3) Typically evaluated parameters include probing depth, gingival levels, presence or absence of bleeding, and clinical attachment levels.
As seen in the preceding discussions, probing errors due to misaligned/non-orthogonal axes can represent a significant danger for micro-hole measurement if the user is unaware of the problem and has not taken steps to correct it.
With the introduction of the TS 740 infrared touch probe, Heidenhain offers machine tool users the opportunity to perform measuring tasks that require an especially high probing accuracy and repeatability.