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noun sam·pling \ˈsam-pliŋ, for 1 & 3 -p(ə-)liŋ\

Simple Definition of sampling

  • : a small group of people or things taken from a larger group and used to represent the larger group

  • : a small amount of something that is offered to someone to try

  • : the act of using a small part of a recording (such as a song) as part of another recording

Full Definition of sampling

  1. 1 :  the act, process, or technique of selecting a suitable sample; specifically :  the act, process, or technique of selecting a representative part of a population for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole population

  2. 2 :  a small part selected as a sample for inspection or analysis <ask a sampling of people which candidate they favor>

  3. 3 :  the introduction or promotion of a product by distributing trial packages of it

Examples of sampling

  1. The reporter asked a sampling of people about their eating habits.

  2. a sampling of the menu's entrées

  3. We were given a sampling of the food.

  4. The band does a lot of sampling.



1778

First Known Use of sampling

1778


Medical Dictionary

sampling

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noun sam·pling \ˈsam-pliŋ\

Medical Definition of sampling

  1. 1:  the act, process, or technique of selecting a suitable sample; specifically :  the act, process, or technique of selecting a representative part of a population for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole population

  2. 2:  sample <obtain a sampling of urine>





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