Definition for sampling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sam·pled, sam·pling.
Origin of sample
Related formsin·ter·sam·ple, noun, adjective, verb (used with object), in·ter·sam·pled, in·ter·sam·pling.mis·sam·ple, verb, mis·sam·pled, mis·sam·pling.re·sam·ple, verb (used with object), re·sam·pled, re·sam·pling.
Examples from the Web for sampling
Overall, the average duration of illness at sampling was nine days.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For example, Ed explained to me that while a sampling a beat is a well-known device in rap music, he samples colors.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment|Daniel Genis|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Minaj dropped her newest single Anaconda on Monday, a Sir Mix-A-Lot sampling ode to her own assets.Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Lyrics Tease Her Elevator Drama with Jay Z|Amy Zimmerman|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sampling of comments on various news sites makes the political divide surrounding this ad painfully clear.
The report claims not only that the study measured for cannabis and risk of accident, but that it was a sampling of national data.
When sampling for trade delivery, about two-thirds of the bags in a chop are tried.
The machine had a sampling device at one end which threw out a few berries each time it was operated.
Sampling While Loading—Sample shall be taken at discharge of pipe where it enters tank car dome.Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
By three in the afternoon you're too sick of chocolates to do any more investigating by sampling.Working With the Working Woman|Cornelia Stratton Parker
Nothing could show more clearly the unsettled nature of Jacksons standing than a sampling of these opinions.John Baptist Jackson|Jacob Kainen
British Dictionary definitions for sampling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sampling (2 of 2)
- a small part of anything, intended as representative of the whole; specimen
- (as modifier)a sample bottle
- a set of individuals or items selected from a population for analysis to yield estimates of, or to test hypotheses about, parameters of the whole population. A biased sample is one in which the items selected share some property which influences their distribution, while a random sample is devised to avoid any such interference so that its distribution is affected only by, and so can be held to represent, that of the whole populationSee also matched sample
- (as modifier)sample distribution
- to take a short extract from (one record) and mix it into a different backing track
- to record (a sound) and feed it into a computerized synthesizer so that it can be reproduced at any pitch
Word Origin for sample
Culture definitions for sampling
In statistics, a group drawn from a larger population and used to estimate the characteristics of the whole population.