Definition of Sample

1. Noun. A small part of something intended as representative of the whole.




2. Verb. Take a sample of. "They sample more bread"; "Sample the regional dishes"
Exact synonyms: Taste, Try, Try Out
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Degust
Derivative terms: Sampler, Sampler, Sampler, Taste, Taster, Tasting, Tasting, Trial, Trier, Tryout

3. Noun. Items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population.

4. Noun. All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class.
Generic synonyms: Natural Object
Specialized synonyms: Specimen, Core

Definition of Sample

1. n. Example; pattern.

2. v. t. To make or show something similar to; to match.

Definition of Sample

1. Initialism. (emergency medicine) Initialism of ''signs and symptoms, allergies, medications, past pertinent history, last oral intake, events leading to present illness''. ¹

2. Noun. A part of anything taken or presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples. ¹

3. Noun. (statistics) A subset of a population selected for measurement, observation or questioning, to provide statistical information about the population. ¹

4. Noun. (music) Gratuitous borrowing of easily recognised phases (or moments) from other music (or movies) in a recording, used to emphasize a particular point by implying a certain context. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) Example; pattern. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make or show something similar to; to match. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive signal processing) To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sample

1. to test a representative portion of a whole [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

Medical Definition of Sample

1. 1. A specimen of a whole entity small enough to involve no threat or damage to the whole; an aliquot. 2. A selected subset of a population; a sample may be random or nonrandom (haphazard); representative or nonrepresentative. Origin: M.E. Ensample, fr. L. Exemplum, example (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sample

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Methods of Sampling and Determination of Moisture I. Gross sample. A. Car Shipments. One hundred pounds sample per car. 1. Sampling from the Car. ..."

2. Sales of Sensitive Military Property to the Publicby Gregory D. Kutz by Gregory D. Kutz (2008)
"The sample itself provides adequate protection for most areas for which sample data are published since the resulting data ..."

3. Pacific Reporter by West Publishing Company (1886)
"Matthew K. sample complains of allegations in the petition with reference to an antenuptial contract between Elizabeth sample and Matthew sample, ..."

4. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"If he does not deliver the goods equal to the sample, whether the bargain was a ... A sample is a term of the contract. In the typical case of a contract to ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The only remaining source of obligation, therefore, is, that this is a sale by sample; but, to establish this, it will be necessary to maintain that the ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"One part was precipitated like sample F twice as sulfide. This was converted into the nitrate, and was three times re- crystallized in quartz, being finally ..."

7. Engineering Valuation of Public Utilities and Factories by Horatio Alvah Foster (1912)
"Appraisal of buildings — sample forms for use in appraising land and right of way and real estate — Methods of appraising buildings in different sections of ..."

8. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Methods of Sampling and Determination of Moisture I. Gross sample. A. Car Shipments. One hundred pounds sample per car. 1. Sampling from the Car. ..."

9. Sales of Sensitive Military Property to the Publicby Gregory D. Kutz by Gregory D. Kutz (2008)
"The sample itself provides adequate protection for most areas for which sample data are published since the resulting data ..."

10. Pacific Reporter by West Publishing Company (1886)
"Matthew K. sample complains of allegations in the petition with reference to an antenuptial contract between Elizabeth sample and Matthew sample, ..."

11. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"If he does not deliver the goods equal to the sample, whether the bargain was a ... A sample is a term of the contract. In the typical case of a contract to ..."

12. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The only remaining source of obligation, therefore, is, that this is a sale by sample; but, to establish this, it will be necessary to maintain that the ..."

13. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"One part was precipitated like sample F twice as sulfide. This was converted into the nitrate, and was three times re- crystallized in quartz, being finally ..."

14. Engineering Valuation of Public Utilities and Factories by Horatio Alvah Foster (1912)
"Appraisal of buildings — sample forms for use in appraising land and right of way and real estate — Methods of appraising buildings in different sections of ..."

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