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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How to say sample in sign language?

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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. Marco Rubio:

    It's not my job to tell you who to vote for, but I am going to tell you who I am going to vote for. And I'm gonna tell you why. I'm going to vote for Marco Rubio, our founding fathers did not give us a commander in chief to fill out March madness basketball brackets or to sample golf courses on the eastern seaboard.

  2. Olivier Niggli:

    The best solution will be put in place to ensure that sample analysis for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games is robust.

  3. Anne McTiernan:

    Equally problematic was that they classified men and women the same in relation to categories of alcohol use. Women metabolize alcohol differently than men, so a' light' drinker for men may be more of a' moderate' drinker for women, the study strengths included the large sample size, including both women and men, and a lifetime history of alcohol use.

  4. Jeffrey Duchin:

    Just looking at the ones that might have been reported with an outbreak that was detected would be a very biased sample.

  5. Damian Roland:

    With a much larger sample size, it is likely we will find more instances when a tweet is not considered representative.

Images & Illustrations of sample

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