Definitions for sample
ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-sam·ple
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sample.
a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
sample distribution, sample, samplingnoun
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, tasteverb
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.
Etymology: sample, asaumple, essample, example, from exemplum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A specimen; a part of the whole shown that judgment may be made of the whole.
Etymology: from example.
He intreated them to tarry but two days, and he himself would bring them a sample of the oar. Walter Raleigh.
I have not engaged myself to any: I am not loaded with a full cargo: ’tis sufficient if I bring a sample of some goods in this voyage. Dryden.
I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss. John Woodward, Natural History.
Determinations of justice were very summary and decisive, and generally put an end to the vexations of a law-suit by the ruin both of plaintiff and defendant: travellers have recorded some samples of this kind. Addison.
From most bodies
Some little bits ask leave to flow;
And, as through these canals they roll,
Bring up a sample of the whole. Matthew Prior.
To show something similar. Robert Ainsworth
A sample is a subset or a specific group taken from a larger population or quantity for the purpose of investigation, analysis, or measurement. It is representative of the whole and is used in statistical analysis, scientific testing, market research, quality control, and various fields of study.
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sample is ranked #3150 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sample surname appeared 11,471 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Sample.
68.4% or 7,850 total occurrences were White.
25.2% or 2,896 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 315 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.4% or 280 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 76 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 53 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sample' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2336
Written Corpus Frequency
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
The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
They (Abbott) are saying 'show us the sample so we can see whether it is genuine.' They have not been provided with the sample.
The law does not forbid pictures of the sunset, it was intended to prevent trespassers from collecting any information, a water sample, a soil sample, a rock sample on private land without landowner’s permission.
It was intended to prevent trespassers from collecting any information, a water sample, a soil sample, a rock sample on private land without landowner’s permission.
The results of the analysis of the B sample which was conducted on 17th to 19th December 2014 at the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency} accredited laboratory of Lausanne confirmed the finding of the A sample.
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Translations for sample
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- tast, mostraCatalan, Valencian
- vzorek, vzorkovatCzech
- probieren, Muster, kosten, ProbeGerman
- δειγματίζω, δείγμαGreek
- prov-ekzemplero, specimenoEsperanto
- muestra, prueba, ejemplar, samplearSpanish
- اشانتیون, نمونهPersian
- otos, sämplätä, [[näyttää]] samanlainen, [[tehdä]] [[samanlainen]], maistiainen, näyte, [[ottaa]] [[näytteitä]], [[ottaa]] [[näyte]]Finnish
- extrait, exemple, échantillonner, goûter, échantillonFrench
- sampallScottish Gaelic
- echantiyonHaitian Creole
- assaggio, campioneItalian
- 試す, 見本, サンプルJapanese
- prøve, sample, eksempel, ta prøve avNorwegian
- проба, экземпляр, попробовать, образец, пробоватьRussian
- smakbit, varuprov, prov, urval, provsmakning, smakprov, stickprov, försmak, provbit, gratisprovSwedish
- örneklem, örnekTurkish
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