Definitions for SAMPLEˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sam•pleˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-(n.; adj.; v.)-pled, -pling.

  1. (n.)a small part of or a selection from something, intended to show the quality, style, or nature of the whole; specimen.

  2. Statistics. a subset of a population.

    Category: Statistics

  3. a sound of short duration, as a musical tone or a drumbeat, digitally stored in a synthesizer for playback.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  4. (adj.)serving as a specimen:

    a sample piece of cloth.

  5. (v.t.)to take a sample of; test or judge by a sample.

Origin of sample:

1250–1300; ME < OF essample. See example

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sample(noun)

    a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

  2. sample distribution, sample, sampling(noun)

    items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

  3. sample(verb)

    all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

  4. sample, try, try out, taste(verb)

    take a sample of

    "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sample(noun)ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-

    a small example of what sth larger is like

    a sample of the curtain material

  2. sampleˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-

    a small amount taken from sth to test it

    a blood sample

Wiktionary

  1. sample(Noun)

    A part of anything taken or presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.

    "I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss." -Woodward.

  2. sample(Noun)

    A subset of a population selected for measurement, observation or questioning, to provide statistical information about the population.

    "...it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained." Francis Galton et al. (1883). Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee, Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.

  3. sample(Noun)

    Gratuitous borrowing of easily recognised phases (or moments) from other music (or movies) in a recording, used to emphasize a particular point by implying a certain context.

  4. sample(Noun)

    Example; pattern.

    "Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight His sample followed." -Fairfax.

  5. sample(Verb)

    To make or show something similar to; to match.

  6. sample(Verb)

    To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.

  7. sample(Verb)

    To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.

  8. sample(Verb)

    To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.

  9. Origin: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sample(noun)

    example; pattern

  2. Sample(noun)

    a part of anything presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples

  3. Sample(verb)

    to make or show something similar to; to match

  4. Sample(verb)

    to take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths

Freebase

  1. Sample

    In statistics and quantitative research methodology, a data sample is a set of data collected and/or selected from a population by a defined procedure.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAMPLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2336

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAMPLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3265

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAMPLE' in Nouns Frequency: #657


Translations for SAMPLE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sample(noun)

a part taken from something to show the quality of the whole

samples of the artist's work; (also adjective) a sample tube of ointment.

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