What does sample mean?

Definitions for sample
ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-sam·ple

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sample.

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"

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.

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  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.

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  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.

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  4. sample(Noun)

    Example; pattern.

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

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  5. sample(Verb)

    To make or show something similar to; to match.

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  6. sample(Verb)

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

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  7. sample(Verb)

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

    Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.

  8. sample(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sample

    sam′pl, n. a specimen: a part to show the quality of the whole: an example.—v.t. to make up samples of: to place side by side with: to match: to test by examination.—ns. Sam′pler, one who makes up samples (in compounds, as wool-sampler); Sam′ple-room, a room where samples are shown: (slang) a grog-shop; Sam′ple-scale, an accurately balanced lever-scale for weighing ten-thousandths of a pound. [Short for esample, from O. Fr. essample—L. exemplum, example.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sample in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sample in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sample in a Sentence

  1. Yasuhito Sekine:

    It will take more than 20 years to send a space probe to Enceladus and bring samples back to earth. So, we're taking a long breath until we finally get the sample in our hands - maybe more than 30 years - but hopefully by the end of this century, we will reach the conclusion.

  2. President Trump:

    You dont want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I dont want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy -- and I will, ive already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson.

  3. David Letterman:

    To me the fun of it would've just been boring people silly: 'Here we have a medium-shag burnt orange. ... Here we have the avocado.' I would have done that -- I would do that, if you can get me that carpet-sample book, I'll do that Monday.

  4. Kevin Sabet:

    There have been very important studies showing evidence for irreversible damage( from marijuana use), and so there needs to be more research in this area, i hope they're right. We want there to be little effect after 72 hours. But given the other studies that have had very large sample sizes that have been published over the past five years in prominent journals, I think we need to look into that more.

  5. Kevin Schrer:

    Had we only taken that one sample, everything would have been wrong.

Images & Illustrations of sample

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