Definition of Sampling

1. Noun. (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study.

Generic synonyms: Choice, Option, Pick, Selection
Specialized synonyms: Random Sampling, Proportional Sampling, Representative Sampling, Stratified Sampling
Category relationships: Statistics



2. Noun. Items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population.

3. Noun. Measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form).
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measurement, Measuring, Mensuration
Category relationships: Telecom, Telecommunication

Definition of Sampling

1. Verb. (present participle of sample) ¹

2. Noun. the process or technique of obtaining a representative sample ¹

3. Noun. a sample ¹

4. Noun. (statistics) the analysis of a group by determining the characteristics of a significant percentage of its members chosen at random ¹

5. Noun. (signal processing) the measurement, at regular intervals, of the amplitude of a varying waveform in order to convert it to digital form ¹

6. Noun. (music) a technique for electronically splicing pieces of previously recorded sound as part of a composition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sampling

1. a small part selected for analysis [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sampling

1. The policy of inferring the behaviour of a whole batch by studying a fraction of it. Origin: MF essample, from L. Exemplum, taking out (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sampling

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1. Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve: Findings of the National by Martha R. Burt (1999)
"To examine this expectation, figure 4.13a arrays each of this study's 76 primary sampling areas from left to right according to the size of its population ..."

2. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Methods of sampling and Determination of Moisture I. Gross Sample. ... sampling from the Car. In sampling car shipments in the car at least ten ..."

3. Guide for Conducting Treatability Studies Under CERCLA: Biodegradation by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"4.4 sampling AND ANALYSIS The Work Plan should address the test's needs for sampling and ... The SAP addresses field sampling, contaminant characterization, ..."

4. Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts edited by C. John Ralph, John R. Sauer, Sam Droege (1998)
"Effects of sampling Strategy, Detection Probability, and Independence of Counts on the ... The most commonly used sampling plans are stratified sampling, ..."

5. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"sampling from the Car. In sampling car shipments in the car at least ten ... One hundred pounds minimum sample per vessel. 1. sampling in ..."

6. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The sampling of liquids is divided into the three following classes; .sampling ... sampling Liquids in Quiescent State All liquids not in motion may be ..."

7. Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve: Findings of the National by Martha R. Burt (1999)
"To examine this expectation, figure 4.13a arrays each of this study's 76 primary sampling areas from left to right according to the size of its population ..."

8. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Methods of sampling and Determination of Moisture I. Gross Sample. ... sampling from the Car. In sampling car shipments in the car at least ten ..."

9. Guide for Conducting Treatability Studies Under CERCLA: Biodegradation by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"4.4 sampling AND ANALYSIS The Work Plan should address the test's needs for sampling and ... The SAP addresses field sampling, contaminant characterization, ..."

10. Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts edited by C. John Ralph, John R. Sauer, Sam Droege (1998)
"Effects of sampling Strategy, Detection Probability, and Independence of Counts on the ... The most commonly used sampling plans are stratified sampling, ..."

11. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"sampling from the Car. In sampling car shipments in the car at least ten ... One hundred pounds minimum sample per vessel. 1. sampling in ..."

12. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The sampling of liquids is divided into the three following classes; .sampling ... sampling Liquids in Quiescent State All liquids not in motion may be ..."

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