Examine vs Browse - What's the difference?

examine | browse |


As verbs the difference between examine and browse

is that examine is while browse is to scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.

As a noun browse is

young shoots and twigs.

examine

English

Alternative forms

* examin (obsolete)

Verb

(examin)
  • To observe or inspect carefully or critically.
  • He examined the crime scene for clues.
    She examined the hair sample under a microscope.
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  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
  • To check the health or condition of something or someone.
  • The doctor examined the patient.
  • To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
  • To interrogate.
  • The witness was examined under oath.

    Synonyms

    * (l), (l)

    Derived terms

    * cross-examine, cross examine * examinable * examinee * examiner * examinership * examiningly * re-examine

    browse

    English

    Verb

    (brows)
  • To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.
  • To move about while sampling, such as with food or products on display.
  • (computing) To navigate through hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser.
  • (of an animal) To move about while eating parts of plants, especially plants other than pasture, such as shrubs or trees.
  • To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
  • * Tennyson
  • Fields browsed by deep-uddered kine.

    Derived terms

    * browser * browsable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Young shoots and twigs.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.10:
  • And with their horned feet the greene gras wore, / The whiles their Gotes upon the brouzes fedd
  • * Dryden
  • Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, / On browse , and corn, and flowery meadows feed.
  • Fodder for cattle and other animals.
  • * Texas Parks and Wildlife Service, 2007
  • In the Panhandle Area, bison eat browse that includes mesquite and elm.
  • * Colorado State Forest Service, 1997
  • Also, when planting to provide a source of browse for wintering deer and elk, protect seedlings from browsing during the first several years; an electric fence enclosure can offer effective protection.

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