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ˈsæm plɪŋ, ˈsɑm-sam·pling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. samplingnoun

    (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

  2. sample distribution, sample, samplingnoun

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

  3. samplingnoun

    measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)


  1. samplingnoun

    the process or technique of obtaining a representative sample

  2. samplingnoun

    a sample

  3. samplingnoun

    the analysis of a group by determining the characteristics of a significant percentage of its members chosen at random

  4. samplingnoun

    the measurement, at regular intervals, of the amplitude of a varying waveform in order to convert it to digital form

  5. samplingnoun

    a technique for electronically splicing pieces of previously recorded sound as part of a composition


  1. Sampling

    In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece. Originally developed by experimental musicians working with musique concrète and electroacoustic music, who physically manipulated tape loops or vinyl records on a phonograph by the late 1960s, the use of tape loop sampling influenced the development of minimalist music and the production of psychedelic rock and jazz fusion. However, hip hop music was the first popular music genre based around the art of sampling - being born from 1970s DJs who experimented with manipulating vinyl on two turntables. The use of sampling in popular music spread with the rise of electronic music and disco in the mid-1970s to early 1980s, the development of electronic dance music and industrial music in the 1980s, and the worldwide influence of hip hop since the 1980s on genres ranging from contemporary R&B to indie rock. Sampling is now most often done with a sampler, originally a piece of hardware, but today, more commonly a computer program. However, vinyl emulation software may also be used, and turntablists continue to sample using traditional methods. The inclusion of sampling tools in modern digital production methods increasingly introduced sampling into many genres of popular music, as well as genres predating the invention of sampling, such as classical music, jazz and various forms of traditional music.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sampling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sampling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sampling in a Sentence

  1. David Albright:

    (Details) should be released because it's undermining the IAEA's credibility, whatever the outcome of the sampling, the secrecy makes it harder to determine whether it's a credible sampling approach.

  2. Elizabeth Clare:

    The non-invasive nature of this approach makes it particularly valuable for observing vulnerable or endangered species as well as those in hard-to-reach environments, such as caves and burrows. They do not have to be visible for us to know they are in the area if we can pick up traces of their DNA, literally out of thin air, air sampling could revolutionise terrestrial biomonitoring and provide new opportunities to track the composition of animal communities as well as detect invasion of non-native species.

  3. Fredrik Nicklasson:

    Well, I think they think it's quite fun - most of the time - because it also involves some blood sampling but in our family that hasn't been a big issue.

  4. Scott Gottlieb:

    The FDA re-starting high risk food inspections as early as tomorrow. The FDA'll also do compounding inspections this week. And The FDA started sampling high risk imported produce in the northeast region today. The FDA'll expand The FDA footprint as the week progresses. The FDA teams are working.

  5. Gian Fulgoni:

    If you don't believe in the technique of sampling, the next time you go to the doctor and want to draw blood, have him draw all of it.

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