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prober

[ prohb ]SEE DEFINITION OF prober

Synonyms for prober

  • analyst
  • auditor
  • checker
  • examiner
  • inquisitor
  • investigator
  • querier
  • quester
  • questioner
  • researcher
  • scrutinizer
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROBER

It was a painful business, but nothing to be compared to the pain produced by the "prober."

Tom contacted the government craft and learned that as yet no sign of the lost Jupiter prober had been detected.

"We've had a couple of prober rockets shot into its surface," said Russ, as they watched the oncoming planet.

We must not seek in Goldoni a prober of the human heart, not even a fearless satirist of social conditions.

But Mary-in-the-glass, that sentimental young woman, was no prober of emotions.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "instrument for exploring wounds, etc.," also "an examination," from Medieval Latin proba "examination," in Late Latin "a test, proof," from Latin probare (see prove). Meaning "act of probing" is 1890, from the verb; figurative sense of "penetrating investigation" is from 1903. Meaning "small, unmanned exploratory craft" is attested from 1953.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROBER

examiner

nountester

interrogator

nouninquisitor
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