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


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