sam|ple1 W2S3 [ˈsa:mpəl US ˈsæm-] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: essample, from Latin exemplum; EXAMPLE]
1.) a small part or amount of something that is examined in order to find out something about the whole
sample of
I'd like to see some samples of your work.
They took a blood sample to test for hepatitis.
2.) a small amount of a product that people can try in order to find out what it is like
sample of
samples of a new shampoo
3.) a small group of people who have been chosen from a larger group to give information or answers to questions
The sample consisted of 98 secondary school teachers.
Out of a random sample of drivers, 21% had been in an accident in the previous year.
a nationally representative sample of over 950 elderly persons
4.) a small part of a song from a ↑CD or record that is used in a new song
Her latest album makes extensive use of samples from a wide range of acid jazz tracks.
sample 2
sample2 v [T]
1.) to taste food or drink in order to see what it is like
a chance to sample the local food
2.) to choose some people from a larger group in order to ask them questions or get information from them
18% of the adults sampled admitted having had problems with alcohol abuse.
3.) to try an activity, go to a place etc in order to see what it is like
Here's your chance to sample the delights of country life.
4.) to use a small part of a song from a ↑CD or record in a new song
Many of his songs have been sampled by other artists.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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