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probe

1. Surgery a slender and usually flexible instrument for exploring a wound, sinus, etc.
2. Electronics a lead connecting to or containing a measuring or monitoring circuit used for testing
3. Electronics a conductor inserted into a waveguide or cavity resonator to provide coupling to an external circuit
4. any of various devices that provide a coupling link, esp a flexible tube extended from an aircraft to link it with another so that it can refuel

probe

(spaceprobe) See planetary probe.

Probe

 

a medical instrument for examining hollow and tubular organs, normal and pathological canals, sinus passages, and wounds. Depending on their purpose, probes are manufactured from metal (steel, silver) or from elastic material.

By probing one may determine by touch the depth and breadth of a passage or cavity, its direction and shape, and the presence of foreign bodies. The use of hollow probes makes it possible to sample the contents of a hollow organ or to inject diagnostic and medicinal drugs (for example, a gastric probe). Certain types of probes can be attached to special instruments, making it possible to determine the pressure in the cavity of an organ, the fluctuation of electrical potentials, or the motor function of an organ (for example, probing the heart) for diagnostic purposes.

probe

[prōb]
(aerospace engineering)
An instrumented vehicle moving through the upper atmosphere or space or landing upon another celestial body in order to obtain information about the specific environment.
(biology)
A biochemical substance labeled with a radioactive isotope or tagged in some other way and used to identify or isolate a gene, a gene product, or a protein.
(communications)
To determine a radio interference by obtaining the relative interference level in the immediate area of a source by the use of a small, insensitive antenna in conjunction with a receiving device.
(electromagnetism)
A metal rod that projects into but is insulated from a waveguide or resonant cavity; used to provide coupling to an external circuit for injection or extraction of energy or to measure the standing-wave ratio. Also known as waveguide probe.
(engineering)
A small tube containing the sensing element of electronic equipment, which can be lowered into a borehole to obtain measurements and data.
(physics)
A small device which can be brought into contact with or inserted into a system in order to make measurements on the system; ordinarily it is designed so that it does not significantly disturb the system.

probe

i. A sensing device that extends into the airstream or gas stream for measuring pressure, velocity, or temperature.
ii. In air refueling, a projecting pipelike device installation on the receiving aircraft that makes a connection with the drogue to receive fuel from a tanker aircraft. See probe and drogue.
iii. An instrument boom (i.e., a boroscope). See boroscope.
iv. A mission into enemy territory to assess the alertness of its air defense system or to gather ELINT (electronic intelligence).

Probe

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].

probe

A small utility program that is used to investigate, or test, the status of a system, network or website. Probes are mostly used for lawful purposes to determine if a device is functional. They can also be used by crackers to locate weaknesses in the system. A Web probe analyzes a website and reports data such as response time, security protocols supported and type of Web server. See ping.
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Prober challenged the validity of the argument that MMR vaccine causes autism.
A vision probe system has been developed that combines the attributes of production and analytical probers to deal with the problems of device misalignment and planarity variations.
In a paper delivered at the 2006 Southwest Test Workshop, Gunther Boehm of Feinmetall GmbH, examined prober stability for large probing area and high pin-count.
Prober has this advice for Ordonez: "Get yourself into a courtroom and listen to a case.
Taking a different approach to high-accuracy positioning, Electroglas has developed a closed-loop, linear motor-driven, air bearing-supported X-Y stage for the EG5|300 Production Prober. Jeff Hintzke, the company's vice president of marketing, explained, "This type of stage is more like those used in front-end lithography tools and delivers better than 1.0-[micro]m accuracy.
The Senate chief prober also assured the committee is open to hear 'other witnesses' who can shed light on the multibillion-peso illegal drug racket when the Blue Ribbon panel resumes hearings on Tuesday.
Compatible with 200-mm and 300-mm probers, the system integrates Anritsu's self calibrating vector network analyzers and GGB Industries' probe cards.
Gordon noted there is no court-issued warrant for the arrest of Guban, whom Senate probers now consider a vital witness, and have endorsed to the Department of Justice for entry into the witness protection program.
Senate probers moved on Wednesday to detain another witness in the P6.8-billion seized shabu shipment after being cited in contempt 'for lying' to members of the Blue Ribbon Committee conducting the drug-smuggling inquiry.
SENATE probers are poised to endorse the filing of charges against former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo in connection with the P60-million advertisement placements made by the Department of Tourism for airtime in a television program produced by her younger brother Ben Tulfo.
Probers said Gou, a certified diver who was billeted with a group at the La Laguna Beach Club in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro went diving off Verde Island with six others but they all surfaced at 1:12 p.m.
The Fraunhofer IMS needs a new or redesigned, semi or fully automatic wafer prober system for (automatic) parameter measurements at the wafer level and characterization of CMOS devices.