[proh-buh-tiv, prob-uh-] /ˈproʊ bə tɪv, ˈprɒb ə-/

serving or designed for testing or trial.
affording proof or evidence.
serving to test or designed for testing
providing proof or evidence

mid-15c., from Latin probativus “belonging to proof,” from probat-, past participle stem of probare (see prove).


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