|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|
|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"
|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|