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Sample appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Five wine experts jokingly quizzed sample Chablis. (43 letters)
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Sample appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t one gas sample help massage?… Not now.
  • Starred, we let a Brut sample help masturbate lewder rats.
  • Enola’s party’s superb if I help Ma sample hi-fibre pussy traps alone.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sample:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sample:

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Definition of the noun sample

What does sample mean as a name of something?

Sample is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: samples

  1. a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  2. items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
  3. all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic term: natural object = an object occurring naturally
    • more specific words:
      • specimen = a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
      • core = a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

Alternative definition of the noun sample

noun

  1. A part of anything taken or presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.
  2. [statistics] A subset of a population selected for measurement, observation or questioning, to provide statistical information about the population.
  3. [music] Gratuitous borrowing of easily recognised phases (or moments) from other music (or movies) in a recording, used to emphasize a particular point by implying a certain context.
  4. [obsolete] Example; pattern.

Specialised definition of the noun sample

Glossary of chemistry / analytical chemistry

portion of material selected from a larger quantity of material so that it is representative of the whole

Glossary of sports

a small quantity of something used for testing (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb sample

What does sample mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sampled | sampling | samples

  1. take a sample of
    • examples: Sample the regional dishes | They sample more bread | The chefs sample the vegetables
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of sample: taste / try / try out
    • more generic terms: consume / have / ingest / take / take in = serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    • more specific word: degust = taste with relish

Alternative definition of the verb sample

verb

  1. [transitive] To make or show something similar to; to match.
  2. [transitive] To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.
  3. [transitive, signal processing] To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.
  4. [transitive] To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.

Characters

  1. Sample is a fictional character from the 2012 film Aayna Ka Bayna.
  2. Sample is a fictional character from the 1958 film The Badlanders.
  3. Sample is a fictional character from the 1931 Film Ten Nights in a Barroom.

Music

"Sample" is a musical EP of Atomic Raygun Attack!.

Phrases with Sample

Phrases starting with the word Sample:

  1. Sample Mass
  2. Sample Mean
  3. Sample space
  4. Sample Market
  5. Sample Function
  6. sample distribution

Phrases ending with the word Sample:

  1. to sample
  2. grab sample
  3. Blood Sample
  4. random sample
  5. stratified sample
  6. proportional sample
  7. representative sample

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sample

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Google previewAnnual Report (1907)

by Michigan. Dairy and Food Dept

Sample is an imitation fruit preserve. . No. 7913, Seal No. W-3.—Sample of “Preserves,” manufactured by the Leroux Cider and Vinegar Company, Toledo. Sample ,is an imitation fruit preserve, not properly labeled.

Google previewAnnual Report of the Department of Health of the City of New York (1907)

by New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health

Sample is a preparation of opium containing more Contains 70.46 per cent, arsenious oxide, than 2 grs. per ounce. Sample is a preparation of opium containing more Free from milk sugar. tnan 2 grs. per ounce. Gives reaction for cotton root ...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Dept. of Health of the City of New York (1907)

by New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health

Sample is a preparation of opium containing more than 2 grs. per ounce. Gives reaction for cotton root and viburnum pruni- folium. Sample is a preparation of opium containing mort tnan 2 grs. per ounce. Sample is a preparation of opium ...

Google previewBulletin. No. 1-273, Aug. 1895-June 1918 (1904)

by Michigan. Office of Dairy and Food Commissioner

Sample is an imitation fruit jelly, artificially colored. Condemned. No. 7892, Seal No. C-113. — Sample of "Red Raspberry Jam," manufactured by the Benton Harbor Preserving Company, Chicago. Sample is an imitation fruit jam. Condemned.

Google previewBulletin (1904)

by Michigan. Dairy and Food Dept

Sample is an imitation fruit jelly, artificially colored. Condemned. , No. 7892, Seal No. C-113.—Sample of “Red Raspberry Jam,” manufactured by the Benton Harbor Preserving Company, Chicago. Sample is an imitation fruit jam. Condemned.

Google previewAn Introduction to Statistical Problem Solving in Geography (2009)

Second Edition by J. Chapman McGrew, Jr., Charles B. Monroe

Think of it this way: if two independent random samples were taken from the very same population, the two sample means would likely be somewhat different, just because of the random effects of sampling. Thus, the standard error of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Statistics & Methodology (2011)

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences by W. Paul Vogt, R. Burke Johnson

the sample mean and the mode are competing estimators of the population mean). Efficiency is a property of the *variance of an ...

Google previewDictionary of Nursing Theory and Research (2005)

by Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas R. Knapp

of nurses and drawing a simple random sample of nurses from that sampling frame. The analysis of the data for the former case is also different (and more complicated) because ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Research studies typically include a sample group that is presumed to represent a larger population. For example, if the researcher is interested in the understanding of friendship during middle childhood, it is impossible to test all children in ...

Google previewHXP-PCD Procedure Call Dictionary Draft 0.1

Sample use (php, without. parameters ( (struct) header, (struct) regdata ) return (integer) PID sample php query $hxpclient-> query ('Person. Contact. Relation', $ header ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Nectarines also had the highest likelihood of multiple pesticides on a single sample— 85.3 percent had two or more pesticide residues—followed by peaches (79.9 percent) and cherries (75.8 percent). • Peaches and raspberries had the most ...

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

sample and hold: An analogue sampler used in Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) ...

Google previewThe Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business (2013)

The Most Up-To-Date and Accessible Guide to Business Ever by Capstone

Quota sample A quota sample is one selected by the interviewer on the spot. Probably the most common example is the person on the street with a clipboard, who stops passers-by and asks them to complete a questionnaire. The interviewer ...

Google previewUpper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary (2011)

by David Beck

Sample. texts. 1. Aktzini The Aktzini story is a culturally-important pan-Totonacan myth (see, for example, Ichon 1969, where it appears under the title “San Juan, dios del Trueno y del Agua [San Juan, god of thunder and water]). In the region ...

Google previewNewbold's Biometric Dictionary (2007)

For Military and Industry by Richard D. Newbold, JD, MBA

A one-to-many or one-to-few process of comparing an individual's biometric sample against a database of biometric reference templates in order to: 1 ) Discern the identity of an enrolled individual making an implicit positive claim on identity; ...

Google previewThe Diet Dictionary (2014)

The Top 50 Diets explained by Michael Wenkart

A sample daily menu came up short at 2,398 mg. • Calcium. It's essential not only to build and maintain bones but to make blood vessels and muscles function properly. Many Americans don't get enough. Women and anyone older than 50 ...

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Scrabble value of S1A1M3P3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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