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sample

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sample

  1. to put (something) to a test sampled the soup to see if it tasted good Synonyms of sample try, testWords Related to sample check (out), examine, experiment (with), explore, feel (out), investigate, research, study; resample, retest


sample

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sample

  1. 1 a number of things selected from a group to stand for the whole based on a sample of the menu items, we decided that this was the best restaurant in town Synonyms of sample cross section, sampler, sampling, selection, slice Words Related to sample case, example, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, representative, specimen; archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm, prototype; microcosm

  2. 2 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like this vase is a sample of the high-quality glassware that the glassblowers can produce Synonyms of sample case, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, prototype, representative, example, specimenWords Related to sample archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign

Synonym Discussion of sample

instance, case, illustration, example, sample, specimen mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category. instance applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain.
    • an instance of history repeating itself
case is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with.
    • a case of mistaken identity
illustration applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement.
    • a telling illustration of Murphy's Law
example applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case.
    • a typical example of bureaucratic waste
sample implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities.
    • show us a sample of your work
specimen applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available.
    • one of the finest specimens of the jeweler's art


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