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sam·ple

 (săm′pəl)
n.
1.
a. A portion, piece, or segment that is representative of a whole: showed samples of a new stretch fabric.
b. A specimen taken for analysis or testing: a blood sample; a water sample.
2. Statistics A set of data or elements drawn from a larger population and analyzed to estimate the characteristics of that population. Also called sampling.
3.
a. A usually digitized audio segment taken from an original recording and inserted, often repetitively, in a new recording.
b. One of a series of pieces of data representing a digitized approximation of an analog signal.
tr.v. sam·pled, sam·pling, sam·ples
1. To take a sample of, especially to test or examine by a sample: the restaurant critic who must sample a little of everything.
2.
a. To use or incorporate (an audio segment of an original recording) in a new recording: a song that samples the bassline of a 1970s disco tune.
b. To represent the value of (an analog signal) at a particular point in time by means of a piece of digital data.
adj.
Serving as a representative or example: sample test questions; a sample piece of fabric.

[Partly Middle English (from Anglo-Norman) and partly short for Middle English ensample (from Anglo-Norman), both from Latin exemplum; see example.]

sample

(ˈsɑːmpəl)
n
1.
a. a small part of anything, intended as representative of the whole; specimen
b. (as modifier): a sample bottle.
2. (Statistics) statistics
a. a set of individuals or items selected from a population for analysis to yield estimates of, or to test hypotheses about, parameters of the whole population. A biased sample is one in which the items selected share some property which influences their distribution, while a random sample is devised to avoid any such interference so that its distribution is affected only by, and so can be held to represent, that of the whole population. See also matched sample
b. (as modifier): sample distribution.
vb
3. (tr) to take a sample or samples of
4. (Pop Music) music
a. to take a short extract from (one record) and mix it into a different backing track
b. to record (a sound) and feed it into a computerized synthesizer so that it can be reproduced at any pitch
[C13: from Old French essample, from Latin exemplum example]

sam•ple

(ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-)

n., adj., v. -pled, -pling. n.
1. a small part of or a selection from something, intended to show the quality, style, or nature of the whole; specimen.
2. Statistics. a subset of a population.
3. a sound of short duration, as a musical tone or a drumbeat, digitally stored in a synthesizer for playback.
adj.
4. serving as a specimen: a sample piece of cloth.
v.t.
5. to take a sample of; test or judge by a sample.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French essample. See example]

Sample

 a small quantity; an example.
Examples: sample of ingenuity, 1706; sample of salesmen—Lipton, 1970.

sample


Past participle: sampled
Gerund: sampling

Imperative
sample
sample
Present
I sample
you sample
he/she/it samples
we sample
you sample
they sample
Preterite
I sampled
you sampled
he/she/it sampled
we sampled
you sampled
they sampled
Present Continuous
I am sampling
you are sampling
he/she/it is sampling
we are sampling
you are sampling
they are sampling
Present Perfect
I have sampled
you have sampled
he/she/it has sampled
we have sampled
you have sampled
they have sampled
Past Continuous
I was sampling
you were sampling
he/she/it was sampling
we were sampling
you were sampling
they were sampling
Past Perfect
I had sampled
you had sampled
he/she/it had sampled
we had sampled
you had sampled
they had sampled
Future
I will sample
you will sample
he/she/it will sample
we will sample
you will sample
they will sample
Future Perfect
I will have sampled
you will have sampled
he/she/it will have sampled
we will have sampled
you will have sampled
they will have sampled
Future Continuous
I will be sampling
you will be sampling
he/she/it will be sampling
we will be sampling
you will be sampling
they will be sampling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sampling
you have been sampling
he/she/it has been sampling
we have been sampling
you have been sampling
they have been sampling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sampling
you will have been sampling
he/she/it will have been sampling
we will have been sampling
you will have been sampling
they will have been sampling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sampling
you had been sampling
he/she/it had been sampling
we had been sampling
you had been sampling
they had been sampling
Conditional
I would sample
you would sample
he/she/it would sample
we would sample
you would sample
they would sample
Past Conditional
I would have sampled
you would have sampled
he/she/it would have sampled
we would have sampled
you would have sampled
they would have sampled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sample - a small part of something intended as representative of the wholesample - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
example, instance, illustration, representative - an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
coupon - a test sample of some substance
cross section - a sample meant to be representative of a whole population
grab sample - a single sample or measurement taken at a specific time or over as short a period as feasible
random sample - a sample grabbed at random
tasting - a small amount (especially of food or wine)
2.sample - items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
acceptance sampling - a statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected
distribution, statistical distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
random sample - a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected
proportional sample, representative sample, stratified sample - the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum
3.sample - all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
specimen - a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"
core - a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
Verb1.sample - take a sample ofsample - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
degust - taste with relish; "degust this wonderful soup"

sample

noun
2. cross section, test, sampling We based our analysis on a random sample of more than 200 males.
verb
1. test, try, check out (informal), experience, taste, examine, evaluate, inspect, experiment with, appraise, partake of We sampled a selection of different bottled waters.
adjective
1. test, trial, specimen, representative, pilot, illustrative Nearly 65 per cent of the sample population agreed with this statement.
2. specimen, test, trial, pilot, dummy Let's go through one more sample study to make sure you understand.

sample

noun
1. One that is representative of a group or class:
2. A limited or anticipatory experience:
Translations
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prøveprøvesmage
näyte
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mintát vesz
sÿnishorntaka sÿnishorn af; prófa
見本
샘플
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ukážkový
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ตัวอย่าง
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sample

[ˈsɑːmpl]
A. N
1. (= example) → muestra f
send in a sample of your artworkenvíe una muestra de sus ilustraciones
2. (Med, Bot, Zool) [of substance] → muestra f
a blood/urine sampleuna muestra de sangre/orina
to take a sampletomar una muestra
3. (Comm) [of product] → muestra f
free samplemuestra f gratuita
B. VT
1. (= try out) [+ food, drink] → probar
the chance to sample a different way of lifela oportunidad de probar un modo de vida distinto
2. (= take samples) → tomar muestras de
3. (Statistics) → muestrear
C. CPD sample book Nmuestrario m
sample pack Npaquete m de muestra
sample survey Nestudio m de muestras

sample

[ˈsɑːmpəl]
n
[product] → échantillon m
free sample → échantillon gratuit
(MEDICINE)prélèvement m
a blood sample → un prélèvement de sang
to take a sample → prélever un échantillon
to take a sample of sb's blood → faire une prise de sang à qn
vt [+ food, wine] → goûter

sample

n (= example)Beispiel nt(of für); (for tasting, fig: of talent, behaviour) → Kostprobe f; (Comm, of cloth etc) → Muster nt; (of commodities, urine, blood etc)Probe f; (Statistics) → (Zufalls)stichprobe f, → Sample nt; that’s a typical sample of her cookinggenau so kocht sie immer; up to sample (Comm) → mustergetreu; a representative sample of the populationeine repräsentative Auswahl aus der Bevölkerung; to take samples of somebody’s bloodbei jdm Blutproben machen; to take water samplesWasserproben entnehmen
adj attrProbe-; (esp Comm) → Muster-; sample collectionMustersammlung f; a sample section of the populationeine Auswahl aus der Bevölkerung
vt
wine, foodprobieren, kosten; pleasureskosten; atmospheretesten; to sample wineseine Weinprobe machen; the newspaper has sampled public opinion on this matterdie Zeitung hat die öffentliche Meinung in dieser Frage getestet
(Mus) → sampeln, samplen

sample

:
sample book
nMusterbuch nt
sample bottle
nProbierflasche f
sample pack
nProbepackung f

sample

[ˈsɑːmpl]
1. n (gen) → campione m (fig) → saggio
to take a sample → prelevare un campione
to take a blood sample → fare un prelievo di sangue
free sample → campione omaggio
2. vt (food, wine) → assaggiare, degustare (fig) (experience) → provare (Market Research) (people) → usare come campione
3. adj (bottle) → campione inv
sample line/verse → esempio
sample selection → campioni mpl
sample copy → copia di saggio
sample survey → indagine f su campione

sample

(ˈsaːmpl) noun
a part taken from something to show the quality of the whole. samples of the artist's work; (also adjective) a sample tube of ointment.
verb
to test a sample of. He sampled my cake.

sample

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sam·ple

n. espécimen, muestra;
v. probar; sacar o tomar una muestra.

sample

n muestra
References in classic literature ?
And Laurie gave them a sample of its powers that made them cover up their ears.
If this is a sample of the wilds of Honduras, give me the tameness of Shopton.
I suppose this child is about a fair sample of what thousands of your heathen are.
Then he worked up a rather sickly sample of a gay laugh and a hollow chipperness of manner, and said:
Their backs had been made familiar with the bloody lash, so that they had become callous; mine was yet tender; for while at Baltimore I got few whip- pings, and few slaves could boast of a kinder master and mistress than myself; and the thought of pass- ing out of their hands into those of Master Andrew-- a man who, but a few days before, to give me a sample of his bloody disposition, took my little brother by the throat, threw him on the ground, and with the heel of his boot stamped upon his head till the blood gushed from his nose and ears--was well calculated to make me anxious as to my fate.
Here have I been sitting this hour, giving these young ladies a sample of true conjugal obediencefor who can say, you know, how soon it may be wanted?
A sample is all I want, if you have not forgotten the words -- a sample of 'Lucy,' and a sample of 'Julia.
Lorry said, in a sample tone of the voice he would recommend under the circumstances, "How do you do, Mr.
In a by-yard, there was a wilderness of empty casks, which had a certain sour remembrance of better days lingering about them; but it was too sour to be accepted as a sample of the beer that was gone - and in this respect I remember those recluses as being like most others.
But when I look at Miss Nancy here, I begin to think the lasses keep up their quality;--ding me if I remember a sample to match her, not when I was a fine young fellow, and thought a deal about my pigtail.
I see," said the genius, "that you have both made up your minds to brave me, but I will give you a sample of what you may expect.
The bachelor, though he was called Samson, was of no great bodily size, but he was a very great wag; he was of a sallow complexion, but very sharp-witted, somewhere about four-and-twenty years of age, with a round face, a flat nose, and a large mouth, all indications of a mischievous disposition and a love of fun and jokes; and of this he gave a sample as soon as he saw Don Quixote, by falling on his knees before him and saying, "Let me kiss your mightiness's hand, Senor Don Quixote of La Mancha, for, by the habit of St.