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ˈsæm plɪŋ, ˈsɑm-sam·pling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sampling(noun)

    (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

  2. sample distribution, sample, sampling(noun)

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

  3. sampling(noun)

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


  1. sampling(Noun)

    the process or technique of obtaining a representative sample

  2. sampling(Noun)

    a sample

  3. sampling(Noun)

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

  4. sampling(Noun)

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

  5. sampling(Noun)

    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. Kate Spradley:

    Prior to 2013, in most counties, any remains they found, they buried with no investigation and no DNA sampling.

  2. Avi Degani:

    More of the sampling needed to be done by telephone, the Internet does not represent the state of Israel and the people of Israel.

  3. Andrew Noyes:

    In the very early days of the company, we employed ambassadors to conduct sampling at stores, which is a common practice in the industry.

  4. Elias Rodriguez:

    It's an ongoing investigation; we're still on the island doing our assessment, we have been doing different types of air sampling and wipe sampling.

  5. 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.

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