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English noun: sample

1. sample (cognition) a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

Broader (hypernym)example, illustration, instance, representative

Narrower (hyponym)coupon, cross section, grab sample, random sample, tasting

2. sample (cognition) items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

Synonymssample distribution, sampling

Broader (hypernym)distribution, statistical distribution

Narrower (hyponym)acceptance sampling, proportional sample, random sample, representative sample, stratified sample

Domain categorystatistics

3. sample (object) all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

Broader (hypernym)natural object

Narrower (hyponym)core, specimen

English verb: sample

1. sample (consumption) take a sample of

SamplesTry these new crackers.
Sample the regional dishes.

ExamplesThey sample more bread, The chefs sample the vegetables

Synonymstaste, try, try out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Narrower (hyponym)degust

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