AskDefine | Define probing

Dictionary Definition

probing adj : diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings" [syn: inquisitory, searching]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Of something that investigates or explores deeply.
    He was unsettled by her probing questions.


  1. The action of investigating or exploring.


  1. present participle of probe

Extensive Definition

Probe may refer to:
In electronics:
  • Robotic probe, a robot that uses onboard instruments to gather and relay a variety of telemetry to controllers from high in the sky, hazardous or otherwise difficult to reach locations
  • Probe card, an interface between an electronic test system and a semiconductor wafer
  • Test probe, a device used to test electronic equipment
  • SS7 probe, a device that extracts SS7 signaling information from telecommunications networks
In science:
  • Hybridization probe, a nucleic acid used for the detection of complementary nucleic acid sequences
  • Langmuir probe, a device that uses electrodes inserted into plasma to measure electron temperature, electron density, and plasma potential
  • Atom probe, an atomic-resolution microscope
  • A class of surgical instruments used to explore inside the human body
In media:
Probe may also be:
probing in Danish: Sonde
probing in German: Sonde
probing in Esperanto: Sondilo
probing in French: Sonde
probing in Dutch: Sonde
probing in Japanese: プローブ
probing in Polish: Sonda
probing in Russian: Зонд
probing in Slovenian: Sonda
probing in Turkish: Sonda
probing in Ukrainian: Зонд

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