a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
sample distribution, sample, sampling(noun)
items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
sample, try, try out, taste(verb)
take a sample of
"Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
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.
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.
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.
"Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight His sample followed." -Fairfax.
To make or show something similar to; to match.
To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.
To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.
To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.
Origin: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.
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
to make or show something similar to; to match
to take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'sample' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2336
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Rank popularity for the word 'sample' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3265
Rank popularity for the word 'sample' in Nouns Frequency: #657
The numerical value of sample in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sample in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of sample in a Sentence
Had we only taken that one sample, everything would have been wrong.
The athlete has been notified and given the right to get his B Sample tested.
They take a blood sample, weigh and measure me and I've had to answer some questions.
The Cape Fear sample also had higher levels of chromium, lead, manganese and selenium.
I'm absolutely at a loss of what to say. But I'm waiting to get their sample and test it.
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- mostra, tastCatalan, Valencian
- vzorek, vzorkovatCzech
- probieren, Probe, Muster, kostenGerman
- δείγμα, δειγματίζωGreek
- prov-ekzemplero, specimenoEsperanto
- ejemplar, muestra, samplear, pruebaSpanish
- نمونه, اشانتیونPersian
- [[tehdä]] [[samanlainen]], näyte, sämplätä, otos, [[näyttää]] samanlainen, maistiainen, [[ottaa]] [[näyte]], [[ottaa]] [[näytteitä]]Finnish
- échantillon, échantillonner, extrait, goûter, exempleFrench
- sampallScottish Gaelic
- echantiyonHaitian Creole
- campione, assaggioItalian
- サンプル, 試す, 見本Japanese
- prøve, sample, eksempel, ta prøve avNorwegian
- экземпляр, пробовать, проба, попробовать, образецRussian
- varuprov, gratisprov, provbit, försmak, stickprov, smakprov, provsmakning, urval, prov, smakbitSwedish
- örnek, örneklemTurkish
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