Evaluate vs Probe - What's the difference?

evaluate | probe |


As verbs the difference between evaluate and probe

is that evaluate is to draw conclusions from examining; to assess while probe is .

evaluate

English

Verb

(evaluat)
  • to draw conclusions from examining; to assess
  • It will take several years to evaluate the material gathered in the survey.
  • (mathematics) to compute or determine the value of (an expression)
  • Evaluate this polynomial.
  • To return or have a specific value.
  • * 2006 , Lev Sabinin, Larissa Sbitneva, Ivan Shestakov, Non-Associative Algebra and Its Applications , CRC Press (ISBN 9780824726690), page 201
  • Since element (15.1) evaluates' to an element of the center in any alternative algebra, (15.1) has to ' evaluate to a scalar multiple of the identity element of the Cayley-Dickson algebra.
  • * 2007 , James E. Gentle, Matrix Algebra: Theory, Computations, and Applications in Statistics , Springer Science & Business Media (ISBN 9780387708720), page 165
  • In one type of such an integral, the integrand is only the probability density function, and the integral evaluates to a probability, which of course is a scalar.

    Derived terms

    * evaluator * evaluatee

    probe

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (surgery) Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc.
  • (figuratively) Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information.
  • An act of probing; a prod, a poke.
  • (figuratively) An investigation or inquiry.
  • They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.
  • (aeronautics) A tube attached to an aircraft which can be fitted into the drogue from a tanker aircraft to allow for aerial refuelling.
  • (sciences) A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it.
  • Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.
  • (astronautics) A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings.
  • (game of go) a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
  • Synonyms

    * (game of go ) yosu-miru

    Derived terms

    * probe-and-drogue

    Verb

    (prob)
  • (intransitive) To explore, investigate, or question
  • If you probe further, you may discover different reasons.
  • * Hallam
  • the growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts of the crown
  • To insert a probe into.