random sampling


noun Statistics.

a method of selecting a sample (random sample ) from a statistical population in such a way that every possible sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected.

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Origin of random sampling

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Example sentences from the Web for random sampling

  • Belle and I want to make a fast, random-sampling check of Primes and Ops around here.

    The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith