Associations to the word «Sample»


SAMPLE, 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.
SAMPLE, noun. (statistics) A subset of a population selected for measurement, observation or questioning, to provide statistical information about the population.
SAMPLE, noun. (cooking) a small piece of food for tasting, typically given away for free
SAMPLE, noun. (business) a small piece of some goods, for determining quality, colour, etc., typically given away for free
SAMPLE, 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.
SAMPLE, noun. (obsolete) Example; pattern.
SAMPLE, verb. (transitive) To make or show something similar to; to match.
SAMPLE, verb. (transitive) To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.
SAMPLE, verb. (transitive) (signal processing) To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.
SAMPLE, verb. (transitive) To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.
SAMPLE FUNCTION, noun. (statistics) Any function used to obtain a set of samples from a given population
SAMPLE FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of sample function
SAMPLE MARKET, noun. (obsolete) A market at which only samples of goods were available for sale.
SAMPLE MARKETS, noun. Plural of sample market
SAMPLE MASS, noun. (physics) the weight of a sample
SAMPLE MEAN, noun. (statistics) Given a random sample \(\textstyle \mathbf{x}_{1},\ldots,\mathbf{x}_{N}\) from an \(\textstyle n\)-dimensional random variable \(\textstyle \mathbf{X}\), a mean defined as
SAMPLE SPACE, noun. (probability theory) The set of all possible outcomes of a game, experiment or other situation
SAMPLE SPACES, noun. Plural of sample space

Dictionary definition

SAMPLE, noun. A small part of something intended as representative of the whole.
SAMPLE, noun. Items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population.
SAMPLE, noun. All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class.
SAMPLE, verb. Take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes".

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway