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Definition 1: (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study - [noun denoting act]

(sampling is a kind of ...) the act of choosing or selecting

"your choice of colors was unfortunate" "you can take your pick"

(... is a kind of sampling ) the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of being selected

(... is a kind of sampling ) the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratum

(sampling 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 2: measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form) - [noun denoting act]

(sampling is a kind of ...) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

"the measurements were carefully done" "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

(sampling belongs to category ...) (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

Definition 3: items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sampling in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of 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

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

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

(sampling 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

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