1 a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
2 items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population [syn: sample distribution, sampling]
3 all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class v : take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes" [syn: try, try out, taste]
- Rhymes: -ɑːmpəl
- A part of anything
presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of
the whole; a specimen;
as, goods are often purchased by samples.
- "I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss." -Woodward.
- (music production): 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.
- Example; pattern. [Obs.]
- "Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight His sample followed." -Fairfax.
- Chinese: 樣品, 样品 (yàngpǐn)
- Dutch: monster
- Finnish: näyte (1)
- French: échantillon
- German: Probe
- Hungarian: minta
- Italian: campione
- Japanese: 見本 (みほん, mihon)
- Korean: 견본 (gyeonbon)
- Norwegian: prøve (1), sample (2), eksempel (3)
- Portuguese: amostra
- Russian: образец (obrazéts)
- Spanish: muestra
- Swedish: provbit
- To make or show something similar to; to match.
- To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloth.
wikt Sample Sample may refer to:
- Sample (material), a piece or limited quantity of material, usually from a larger amount, taken or provided for testing, analysis, inspection, demonstration, or trial use.
- Sampling (music)
- Sample (statistics), the part of a statistical population which is actually observed
People with the surname Sample include:
- Alexander King Sample, a Catholic bishop in Michigan
- Billy Sample, a former professional baseball player
- James Sample, an American conductor
- Joe Sample, an American jazz musician
- Johnny Sample, a former professional American football defensive back
- Steven B. Sample, president of the University of Southern California
- Tex Sample, a sociologist of religion
- Tim Sample, a New England humorist
SamplesSamples may also refer to:
- The Samples, a "reggae influenced rock/pop" band
People named Samples include:
- Junior Samples, an American comedian
sample in Czech: Vzorek
sample in Danish: Sample
sample in German: Sample
sample in Spanish: Muestra
sample in French: Échantillon
sample in Italian: Campione
sample in Dutch: Sample
adjunct, assay, barometer, bite, bring to test, canvass, case, case history, characteristic, component, conduct a poll, confirm, constituent, contingent, cross section, cut and try, detachment, detail, distinctive, distinguishing, division, dole, element, essay, example, exemplary, experience, experiment, feeler, fraction, fragment, give a try, give a tryout, have a go, illustration, illustrative, indication, individual, installment, item, little bite, little smack, make a survey, natural, naturalistic, nibble, normal, parcel, part, particular, percentage, piece, pilot balloon, play around with, poll, portion, practice upon, probe, prove, put to trial, quadrant, quarter, questionnaire, quintessential, quota, random sample, realistic, regular, remainder, representation, representational, representative, research, road-test, run a sample, sampler, sampling, savor, section, sector, segment, shake down, share, sign, sip, smack, sound, sounder, specimen, straw vote, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, substantiate, sup, survey, swatch, taste, taste of, taster, test, trial, trial balloon, true to form, true to type, try, try it on, try out, typal, typic, typical, unit, usual, validate, verify, weather vane, weathercock