probe

Definitions

General Science

Aviation

Cars & Driving

  • noun a measuring sensor, usually long and thin to gain access to narrow cavities

Electronics

  • A usually slender object or device which is utilized to detect, sample, or measure a phenomenon, by being placed in proximity or in direct contact with an object, material, or area. A probe may consist of an electrode, lead, rod, optic fiber, or the like. Probes can be used to test and quantify any number of phenomena, including voltage, current, resistance, magnetic flux strength, temperature, pressure, electron density in a plasma, logic levels within a logic circuit, and so on. Also, to sample with or otherwise use such a probe. Also called test probe.
  • A probe (1) which is inserted into a waveguide or cavity resonator, allowing energy to be transferred in or out. Such a probe may be rod, pin, or a wire. Also called waveguide probe.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to investigate a situation by asking a lot of questions

Medical

  • noun an instrument used to explore inside a cavity or wound

Military

  • noun an act of making a probing attack
  • noun a long thin instrument which can be pushed into something to search for or examine something inside it.
  • verb to attack in order to test the enemy defences and locate any weak points
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