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 in a sentence
The reporter asked a sampling of people about their eating habits.
a sampling of the menu's entrées
We were given a sampling of the food.
The band does a lot of sampling.
First Known Use of sampling
SAMPLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sampling for English Language Learners
: 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
Medical Definition of sampling
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