prob-, proba-, probat-, prov-
(Latin: upright, good, honest; to try, to test, to examine; to demonstrate)
2. Possible but unsure; plausible: It is certainly probable that it will snow in two days.
3. Capable of having more evidence for than against, or having evidence that inclines the mind to a belief but leaves some room for doubt: Jack presumed it was probable that the store would be open at 10 am, but he wasn't sure.
Jane said, "I tried calling up Susan, but she didn't answer the phone, so she is probably out shopping."
2. Pertaining to how something is easy to believe on the basis of available evidence: Since Jack is respected among his colleagues and has the qualifications, he will probably be elected for the new position in the firm.
2. A judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate.
3. To establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents).
2. The state of having been conditionally released by a court.
3. A trial period or condition for students in certain educational institutions who are being permitted to redeem failures, misconduct, etc.
4. A trial period in which a student is given time to try to redeem failing grades or bad conduct.
5. The testing or trial of a candidate for membership in a religious body or order, for holy orders, etc.
6. A process or period in which a person's fitness, as for work or membership in a social group, is tested.
7. In law: The act of suspending the sentence of a person convicted of a criminal offense and granting that person provisional freedom with the promise of good behavior.
8. A discharge for a person from commitment as an insane person on condition of continued sanity and of being recommitted upon the reappearance of insanity.
2. A nurse (or other employee) in training who is undergoing a trial period.
2. An exploratory action, expedition, or device, especially one designed to investigate and to obtain information about a remote or unknown region.
3. An investigation into unfamiliar matters or questionable activities; a penetrating inquiry: Mar conducted a congressional probe into price fixing.
4. A space probe or a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere and which makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observations.
2. To delve into; to investigate.
From Decimus Iunius (Junius) Iuvenalis (Juvenalis) (c. A.D. 60-117); Saturae, I, 74; who attacked the vices of the plutocrats, the wickedness and immorality of women and foreigners (particularly Greeks), and grieves about the decline of the ancient aristocratic virtues.
2. Etymology: from Latin probitas, "from probus, "honest, good".
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2. The act of testing or making a trial of anything; a test; a trial.
3. The establishment of the truth of anything; a demonstration.
4. A sequence of steps, statements, or demonstrations that leads to a valid conclusion.
5. A test to determine the quality, durability, etc., of materials used in manufacturing.
2. To read printed copy or to inspect a printed impression for errors.
3. To make something capable of resisting harm, injury, or damage: The store had coats made of fabric proofed material that prevented shrinkage.
2. To subject to a test, to experiment, a comparison, an analysis in order to determine quality, amount, acceptability, characteristics, etc.
4. Established beyond doubt3
2. Morally unprincipled; shameless.
3. To disapprove of; to condemn.