Probe vs Satellite - What's the difference?

probe | satellite |

As a verb probe

is .

As a noun satellite is

a moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one.




(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


  • (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.
  • satellite



    (en noun)
  • A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one.
  • The Moon is a natural satellite of the Earth.
    A spent upper stage is a derelict satellite .
  • A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth.
  • Many telecommunication satellites orbit at 36000km above the equator.
  • A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body.
  • * , II.3:
  • We read in the Bible, that Nicanor'' the persecutor of Gods Law.
  • * 1826 , (Walter Scott), , p.348:
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  • * 1948 , Willard E. Hawkins, The Technique of Fiction: A Basic Course in Story Writing , p.169:
  • The unnamed chronicler in his Dupin stories was the first Dr. Watson type of satellite —a narrator who accompanies the detective on his exploits, exclaims over his brilliance.
  • (colloquial, uncountable) Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology.
  • Do you have satellite at your house?

    Derived terms

    * anti-satellite * fixed satellite * satellite assembly * satellite broadcasting * satellite campus * satellite cell * satellite dish * satellite DNA * satellite hit * satellite image * satellite link * satellite moth * satellite navigation * satellite navigation system * satellite operation * satellite phone * satellite planet * satellite station * satellite telephone * satellite television * satellite tenant * satellite town * space satellite * spy satellite

    Usage notes

    The man-made telecommunication objects are sometimes called artificial satellites' to distinguish them from ' natural satellites such as the Moon.

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