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sampling

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

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

First Known Use of SAMPLING

1778

sampling

noun sam·pling \ˈsam-pliŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAMPLING

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
:  sample <obtain a sampling of urine>

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