1. [ noun ] a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
Related terms: example grab_sample random_sample coupon cross_section tasting
2. [ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) items selected from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
Synonyms: sampling sample_distribution
Related terms: distribution acceptance_sampling random_sample stratified_sample statistics
3. [ verb ] take a sample of
Synonyms: taste try try_out

"Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

Related terms: consume degust trial tasting taster sampler trier taste sampler
4. [ adjective ] serving as typical examples

"a sample question"

Related terms: typical
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2212
6. [ noun ] all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
Related terms: natural_object specimen core smear
Similar spelling:   Sampley