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Synonyms for probe

Synonyms for probe

the act or an instance of exploring or investigating

something, as a remark, used to determine the attitude of another


a seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something

to go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information

to test the attitude of

Synonyms for probe

an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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an exploratory action or expedition

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an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity

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question or examine thoroughly and closely

examine physically with or as if with a probe

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The yellow trace represents the signal after it was probed, which is the same as the input to the probe.
For instance, it offers a non-contact, large-area probe that can be used for on-line monitoring of the color of extruded products like vinyl siding immediately after they exit the die.
According to Legacy, it is also available as a retrofit package for existing Zeiss scanning machines, which consists of a new VAST Gold probe head, a module for the Calypso or UMESS programming software, and a new controller firmware.
Esophageal manometry is the preferred method of guiding pH probe placement.
The shank is rested between the teeth against the contact and the probe is angled under the contact area--always watching the angulation.
You prevent the formation of an acidic solution by preventing the ingress of oxygen, and the probe will tell you if you're doing a good job or not," he says.
The Stardust probe, for example, is constructed to fly within 100 miles of a comet's nucleus in 2004 and bring back to Earth specks of comet dust.
The Agilent N2893A is a 100-MHz, 15-A AC/DC current probe with AutoProbe interface for InfiniiVision and Infiniium oscilloscopes.
Making radioactive probes requires expensive machinery.
He expects answers may come from additional analysis of measurements from the very deepest levels the probe reached.
Even with stable materials, however, most CMM's are dependent on the probe physically touching the workpiece.
The System Navigator Pro series provides a high-performance, dual-mode trace probe with trace bandwidth over 20 Gbps and a high-speed trace buffer that can collect up to 2 Gbytes of trace data.
The probe glided through Titan's atmosphere for just under 2.
We have to change our models of how planetary evolution takes place," said Richard Young, chief probe project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
That is, positioning the probes so that the flow distance is not the same to each probe will often cause overfilling of some cavities and underfilling of others (see Fig.