sampling

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

sam·pling

noun \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

sam·pling

noun \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>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sampling distribution
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sample space
All Words Near: sampling

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sampling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More