from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Statistics See sample.
- n. The act, process, or technique of selecting an appropriate sample.
- n. A small portion, piece, or segment selected as a sample.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of sample.
- n. the process or technique of obtaining a representative sample
- n. a sample
- n. the analysis of a group by determining the characteristics of a significant percentage of its members chosen at random
- n. the measurement, at regular intervals, of the amplitude of a varying waveform in order to convert it to digital form
- n. a technique for electronically splicing pieces of previously recorded sound as part of a composition
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
- n. items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
- n. (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study
Sorry, no etymologies found.
“I still need to be convinced that the sampling is a problem,” Clark said.
Contrafact is what they called sampling before there was sampling.
Also, sampling from a shadowed neck area could be worse than sampling from well exposed area with makeup, depending on the lighting setup.
Two books I highly recommend for those interested in sampling are:
There's no shame in sampling the sweets -- we all do it.
The 20th century obsession with mass production has been turned on its head with mass customization, and sampling is part of that.
Then we ate a sampling from the kitchen: a mound of succulent Kobe beef, fried pork belly, sea scallops with osetra caviar, black grouper, blue prawns cooked at the table on a salt block, foie gras with a riesling-pineapple-coriander emulsion and Meyer lemon tart and crushed amaretti mousse with vanilla-bean meringue, washed down by Champagne (Krug, Clos de Ambonnay 1995), at one of the outdoor tables under a tent by the elaborately tiled pool.
Over the full 10 days of their tracking so far, Toomey is averaging a slightly better than two-point lead very close to our trend estimate, and all of their daily releases over the last week have been within sampling error of that average.
Those margins are well within sampling error of the two automated polls conducted in the last week by Rasmussen and SurveyUSA, but closer than on two live-interviewer polls conducted a few days earlier by the University of Washington, CNN/Time and the Elway Poll.
Or maybe the sampling is so small that a relatively minor change in sales triggers a major shift in position?