# Definitions and Synonyms of *sample* | Another word for *sample* | What is *sample? *

*Definition 1: a small part of something intended as representative of the whole - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**sample* is a kind of ...) an item of information that is typical of a class or group

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*"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"**"there is an example on page 10"*### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a test sample of some substance

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a sample meant to be representative of a whole population

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a single sample or measurement taken at a specific time or over as short a period as feasible

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a sample grabbed at random

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a small amount (especially of food or wine)

*Definition 2: items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for sample in the sense of this definition*

*(**sample* is a kind of ...) (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

*sample*is a kind of ...) (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

*(... is a kind of **sample* ) 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

*sample*) 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

*(... is a kind of **sample* ) a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected

*sample*) a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected

*(... is a kind of **sample* ) the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum

*sample*) the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum

*(sample* belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

## Definition 3: all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class - [noun denoting object]

### (*sample* is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes

*"they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"*

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

## Definition 4: take a sample of - [verb of consumption]

### Samples where sample or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*Try these new crackers**Sample the regional dishes*

### Synonyms for sample in the sense of this definition

### (*sample* is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

*"Have another bowl of chicken soup!"*

*"I don't take sugar in my coffee"*

### (... is a kind of *sample* ) taste with relish

*"degust this wonderful soup"*