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English noun: sampling

1. sampling (act) (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study


Broader (hypernym)choice, option, pick, selection


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


Domain categorystatistics

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


Synonymssample, sample distribution


Broader (hypernym)distribution, statistical distribution


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


Domain categorystatistics

3. sampling (act) measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)


Broader (hypernym)measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration


Domain categorytelecom, telecommunication









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