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Noun: sample  sãm-pul
  1. A small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  2. (statistics) items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
    - sample distribution, sampling
  3. All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
Verb: sample  sãm-pul
  1. Take a sample of
    "Sample the regional dishes";
    - try, try out, taste

Derived forms: sampled, samples, sampling

Type of: consume, distribution, example, exemplum, have, illustration, ingest, instance, natural object, probability distribution, representative, statistical distribution, take, take in

Encyclopedia: Sample, Robert