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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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