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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

"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

(... 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

(... is a kind of 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 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"

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