Definition of sampling
- ask a sampling of people which candidate they favor
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.
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: 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
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